Smart Cities News

New York launches Covid-19 response initiative for public transit

New York launches Covid-19 response initiative for public transit

The MTA and the Transit Innovation Partnership want to engage the private tech industry to evaluate and deploy technologies that make transport safer and more responsive to needs amid the pandemic.

Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities

Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities

Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the Cities in Motion Index 2020 analyses the level of development of 174 world cities.

Newlab Circular City programme announces latest cohort of start-ups

Newlab Circular City programme announces latest cohort of start-ups

Sensor networks that provide visibility into air pollution and autonomous aqua drone technology that captures critical water data are among the solutions that will be piloted across the city.

Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19

Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19

Mastercard is launching a set of tools and a series of research studies to help inform cities’ responses and decision-making as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency

Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency

QBE AcceliCity programme will recognise and support innovators which leverage smart city solutions that help cities manage and respond to physical, economic and social risk.

Start-ups partner with NY transport agencies on accessibility, congestion and revenue

Start-ups partner with NY transport agencies on accessibility, congestion and revenue

After an eight-week demo period, successful start-ups will move on to a formal pilot project.

2020 expected to see almost 20% increase in smart city spending

2020 expected to see almost 20% increase in smart city spending

Singapore is expected to remain the top investor in smart city initiatives, followed by Tokyo, New York City and London.

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

Tree-planting initiatives form part of the global effort to substantially reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and counteract the effects of climate change.

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

The programme aims to show what can happen when the private and public sector team up with civic groups and academic experts to tackle the biggest challenges facing the city.

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC is staging its second Library Privacy Week which will see libraries providing hands-on instruction in using digital privacy tools and understanding facial recognition technology.