Smart Cities News

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

Helsinki launches global €1 million sustainable energy challenge

Helsinki launches global €1 million sustainable energy challenge

The Finnish capital wants to find a way of replacing coal with carbon-neutral and low-biomass solutions, and is challenging other cities to join the quest.

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

A new ranking focuses on how citizens perceive the priorities and effectiveness of smart city initiatives.

ViaVan launches first- and last-mile transit solution in Finland

ViaVan launches first- and last-mile transit solution in Finland

Transit solution will allow residents of the Helsinki suburb of Espoo to book on-demand rides and connect to train and Metro stations in the operating zone.

Building the IT backbone for public sector digital transformation

Building the IT backbone for public sector digital transformation

If they want large-scale digital transformation to succeed, public sector organisations must look at their infrastructure, says Darren Watkins, VIRTUS Data Centres.

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

More than 2000 passengers have ridden on the driverless bus, including many first timers, and the majority said they felt safe and secure.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

Think Sustainably aims to help individuals make informed lifestyle and business decisions and comes in response to citizen concern about climate change.

UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

The global initiative supports Helsinki’s goal of achieving a more significant role for cities in implementing the sustainable development goals.