Smart Cities News

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

The winning projects include an Alexa-assisted citizen contact centre and data-driven systems to reduce flooding and address road accident hotspots.

Miami app rewards commuters for adopting shared transit

Miami app rewards commuters for adopting shared transit

The rewards platform encourages users to adopt shared transportation options by providing rewards every time they connect or use a partner mobility service.

Digital Cities 2019 winners list highlights US innovation

Digital Cities 2019 winners list highlights US innovation

The annual survey recognises cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more.

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Overarching strategies, funding approaches and business models all need to be adjusted if cities are to see a genuine return on their investment in smart city tech, says Itai Dadon, global head of smart cities at Itron.

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Of 24 cities, Seattle received the highest rating overall and St. Louis the lowest.

Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC

Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC

The mobility company aims to work with cities on a local level to solve traffic and parking congestion with safe, sustainable transport options.

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.

Miami launches a model for urban resilience

Miami launches a model for urban resilience

Miami-Dade County, City of Miami and City of Miami Beach have launched the Resilient305 Strategy to help prepare for and protect the region from future shocks and stresses.

Threat factors drive up cities' resilience spending

Threat factors drive up cities' resilience spending

City governments around the world are becoming more aware of making sure their cities can withstand or recover quickly from unpredictable events and disasters.

Rockefeller Foundation winds down funding for 100 Resilient Cities

Rockefeller Foundation winds down funding for 100 Resilient Cities

The Rockefeller Foundation is to end funding for the 100 Resilient Cities programme, the largest privately funded climate adaptation initiative in the US.