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London boroughs ‘not ready for 5G’, report claims

London boroughs ‘not ready for 5G’, report claims

According to Freedom of Information data obtained by Tech London Advocates, 31 out of 33 London boroughs have no specific strategy for enabling the rollout of 5G networks.

New South Wales deploys AI-powered cameras to detect drivers using mobile phones

New South Wales deploys AI-powered cameras to detect drivers using mobile phones

A trial of cameras earlier this year caught over 100,000 drivers illegally using a phone.

TfL revokes Uber’s licence in London

TfL revokes Uber’s licence in London

TfL cited “a pattern of failures” by the taxi company, including several related to safety. Uber will appeal.

SCEWC 2019: Are smart city dreams becoming reality?

SCEWC 2019: Are smart city dreams becoming reality?

As this year’s event drew to a close, SmartCitiesWorld sat down with Ugo Valenti, Director of Smart City Expo World Congress, to get his view on what’s happening in smart cities.

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

The Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade shelter is scheduled to open in early 2020.

Smart cities must be accessible by design

Smart cities must be accessible by design

While technology can help improve life in cities for people with disabilities, there’s a risk that without adequate oversight and appropriate input, it could widen inequality. Three city leaders share their ideas!

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Report found that cities’ ability to drive innovation depends most on bold leadership, dedicated staff with the right skills, and a strong focus on data to set targets and measure outcomes.