Smart Cities News

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.

St Louis tests smart city emergency system

St Louis tests smart city emergency system

The city in Missouri reports the smart city technologies tested have proved their potential to have a “dramatic, positive impact” on day-to-day city operations across all departments.

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

More than 125 entrants were whittled down to the eight finalists in the second round of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Civic Innovation Challenge.

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

It is comprised of member cities and experts from the former 100 Resilient Cities programme and supports a community of resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries.

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed LA’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example which lays out a carbon neutral vision and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity.

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

To further its environmental efforts, the city has also purchased 95,000 renewable energy credits to reduce its reliance on electricity and natural gas.

London mayor launches resilience strategy

London mayor launches resilience strategy

The UK capital’s first-ever resilience strategy addresses challenges such as climate change, city safety as well as Brexit and aims to avert a crisis before it happens.

Pupils invited to help make Edinburgh a smart city

Pupils invited to help make Edinburgh a smart city

The pilot programme will encourage pupils to use data science and technologies like the IoT to tackle local issues and help to transform the city.

UK-Japan project to examine use of emotional AI in smart cities

UK-Japan project to examine use of emotional AI in smart cities

It is one of several projects exploring AI’s effects on individuals’ happiness and wellbeing, and its economic implications for skills, work and education.

Smart hospitals identified as a priority investment area

Smart hospitals identified as a priority investment area

Digitalised hospitals are judged to hold the highest potential for "rapid positive impact" on pressurised healthcare infrastructures and operations.