Smart Cities News

New 5G-ready smart city ‘taking shape’, says South African President

New 5G-ready smart city ‘taking shape’, says South African President

The city is one of 30 new developments planned for Gauteng province.

New Orleans programme offers funding support for rooftop solar

New Orleans programme offers funding support for rooftop solar

Solar for All Nola is a clean energy initiative that aims to offer the financial and resiliency benefits of rooftop solar to all New Orleans’ residents and small businesses.

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.

LA appoints its first City Forest Officer

LA appoints its first City Forest Officer

The post has been created to oversee the growth of Los Angeles’ urban forest and help the city reach its goal to plant 90,000 trees by 2021.

Miami strengthens its inner urban core

Miami strengthens its inner urban core

Green infrastructure, living shorelines and resilient design are among the recommendations announced by the city to insure against the impact of climate change and encourage smart growth.

UN calls for investments in green infrastructure

UN calls for investments in green infrastructure

Member states want to see the rise of ecosystem-based solutions to help prevent environmental disasters and mitigate climate change as well as reduce their harmful effects.

Green development bank proposed for cities

Green development bank proposed for cities

C40 Cities and the Overseas Development Institute are inviting feedback on a proposal for a new finance institution that would help cities fund green initiatives.