Smart Cities News

City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council

City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council

Liz St Louis, Assistant Director for Smart Cities at Sunderland City Council, on the importance of connectivity for all, engaging with kids, and snoring dogs.

Use of VR and AR to grow across the smart cities sector through 5G

Use of VR and AR to grow across the smart cities sector through 5G

Frost & Sullivan’s analysis predicts that virtual and augmented reality technologies will be empowered through 5G for public sector applications such as disaster preparedness and personnel training.

End-to-end drone solution available for AEC industry

End-to-end drone solution available for AEC industry

Esri UK is partnering with drone specialist Heliguy to offer customers drone hardware, pilot training and flying services along with its existing flight planning, data capture, data processing and GIS software services.

UK and Thailand partner to help create smarter cities

UK and Thailand partner to help create smarter cities

The Smart City Handbook is part of a series of planned activities announced to support the UK and Thai governments’ joint work on smart cities.

Smart city accelerator launched in MediaCityUK testbed

Smart city accelerator launched in MediaCityUK testbed

The programme is aimed at UK based start-ups and scale-ups which have market-ready technology solutions that aspire to help people live, work, play and learn in new innovative ways.

C40 Cities unites global mayors and youth to tackle the climate emergency

C40 Cities unites global mayors and youth to tackle the climate emergency

Recognising that the climate crisis demands new kinds of partnerships and ideas, the Global Youth and Mayors Forum is designed to ensure that all voices are represented in global decision-making. 

Energy players 'positive' about sustainable tech adoption by industrial sector

Energy players 'positive' about sustainable tech adoption by industrial sector

Research carried out by EIT InnoEnergy also found that customer readiness for new technology and access to partnering organisations for R&D areas requires more action.

Utility company launches fibre-to-the premise in Traverse City

Utility company launches fibre-to-the premise in Traverse City

Traverse City Light & Power’s new fibre infrastructure will also provide the Michigan city with a critical platform to innovate and deliver smart city services.

Smart cities predicted to create growth opportunities worth $2.46 trillion by 2025

Smart cities predicted to create growth opportunities worth $2.46 trillion by 2025

Frost & Sullivan analysts are calling on technology leaders to assess the emerging opportunities resulting from Covid-19 and innovate to build company-, society-, and consumer resilience.

Soft skills for better business and future employability

Soft skills for better business and future employability

Automation and artificial intelligence will result in a greater proportion of jobs relying on soft skills but their importance is often undervalued in the workplace.