Smart Cities News

London’s ultra-low emission zone cuts air pollution by a third in first six months

London’s ultra-low emission zone cuts air pollution by a third in first six months

13,500 fewer polluting cars are being driven into central London since the ULEZ was implemented.

Most city-dwelling Europeans exposed to unhealthy pollution levels

Most city-dwelling Europeans exposed to unhealthy pollution levels

Exposure to air pollution caused about 400,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2016, a new report finds.

Tokyo named top global hospital city

Tokyo named top global hospital city

The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Allan Mayo, Smart City Strategist, DG Cities, outlines how DG Cities is using an evidence-based tool to ensure its smart city strategy has resilience and adaptability at the core. Other cities could replicate the methodology.

Lyft brings MaaS options to US and Canadian cities

Lyft brings MaaS options to US and Canadian cities

The ride-sharing company wants to help users unlock the transportation options in their city by enabling them to see all ride options from within its app.

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

A new standard agreement for commercial landlords and public property owners is designed to speed up the process which allows mobile providers access to rooftops and other sites to install kit.

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

A new ranking reveals that Singapore, London and New York are marginally better prepared but governments and private sector institutions around the world need to do more.

Mad World Conference

Mad World Conference

Europe’s largest B2B event that seeks to tackle the stigma of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

London to launch green energy company

London to launch green energy company

Partnership is part of the mayor’s wider Energy for Londoners programme, which aims to make London’s homes warm, healthy and affordable and to supply more local clean energy.