Smart Cities News

NLC urges Congress to step up and deliver more aid as Covid cases continue to rise

NLC urges Congress to step up and deliver more aid as Covid cases continue to rise

A survey by the National League of Cities reveals that 71 per cent of US cities indicate their government’s condition will worsen without another stimulus package.

Smart AI-based cameras to transform traffic management by 2025

Smart AI-based cameras to transform traffic management by 2025

ABI Research reports that such cameras will enable an increasing number of low latency mission-critical machine vision applications like pedestrian detection and alerting, and real-time surveillance.

Helsinki announces new domain names and access to its innovation testbed

Helsinki announces new domain names and access to its innovation testbed

The testbed is targeted at domestic and foreign companies that want to develop and test their products and services together with City of Helsinki.

The future of smart city technology

The future of smart city technology

Imagination and vision is required to enable successful digital transformation in our cities, writes Huawei’s Nadim Abdulrahim.

Toronto approves plan to create more resilient and safer transport system

Toronto approves plan to create more resilient and safer transport system

Plan proposes five key measures including smart traffic signals and intelligent intersections to make the city’s transportation system more resilient in response to the effects of Covid-19.

University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course

University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course

Course has been designed in partnership with the cities of Helsinki, Amsterdam and London and aims to help public administration, businesses and the public understand what the ethical use of AI means.

South Bay Fibre Network launches in Southern California

South Bay Fibre Network launches in Southern California

The regional fibre network is being viewed by many as a model for government innovation, smart city applications, and a major building block for the region’s economic and social future.

Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters

Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters

Research will focus on the various safety aspects of e-scooter use as well as rider travel behaviour and the challenges and opportunities of the integration of e-scooters within a city.

Smart cities sustainable financing framework launched in Asia

Smart cities sustainable financing framework launched in Asia

The United Overseas Bank wants to make sustainable financing more accessible to companies that are helping to create smart cities but businesses must meet the criteria.

Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme

Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme

The goal is to embed greater equity into the programme, particularly as local economies feel the impact of Covid-19, and to help close the racial wealth gap.