Smart Cities News

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

The relaunched lab will be used to integrate and test services and business models with mainstream smart heating controls, smart meters, IoT devices, and electric vehicle chargers.

New York utility launches home EV smart charging pilot programme

New York utility launches home EV smart charging pilot programme

Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Orange & Rockland are partnering with Uplight and Enel X to offer rebates to encourage drivers to charge their vehicles during times of the cleanest power generation.

It's the economy, stupid

It's the economy, stupid

GDP figures around the world make grim reading and one of the few certainties of the pandemic is economic pain, leaving cities having the difficulty of cutting their cloth accordingly.

Collier County rolls out contactless ticketing

Collier County rolls out contactless ticketing

The app is powered by Masabi’s Justride fare payments-as-a-service which removes the need for passengers to handle cash, physical tickets, or interact with ticketing infrastructure.

A bridge too far?

A bridge too far?

The incremental benefits that smart cities programmes can bring over large-scale vanity infrastructure projects might be more subtle but are ultimately more substantial.

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Community-owned solar microgrids in Yemen, electric cargo bikes and an action plan to tackle extreme temperatures in India are among the winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards.

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

The device will release the required medication to customers at prescribed times and safely stores it inside so customers can’t take more than the prescribed amount.

Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan

Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan

Council leader wants to adopt the same “one-city” approach that has seen the public sector, communities and businesses pull together throughout the pandemic to “build back better”.

Holistic approaches necessary to counter lockdown fatigue

Holistic approaches necessary to counter lockdown fatigue

Societies must be rebuilt in a way that safeguards our health and our economy and networks and knowledge sharing will be essential in building in robust structures to defend against future shocks.

Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

While dogged by controversy, Toronto could have showcased exactly what a smart city could deliver, something that is important now more than ever.