Smart Cities News

Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme

Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme

The goal is to embed greater equity into the programme, particularly as local economies feel the impact of Covid-19, and to help close the racial wealth gap.

Jointly building a smart city helps us all enjoy better urban lives

Jointly building a smart city helps us all enjoy better urban lives

Closed ecosystems mean limited choices, limited innovation, limited success, writes York Yuekun.

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.

City of Providence unveils “unified vision” for downtown public spaces

City of Providence unveils “unified vision” for downtown public spaces

By creating a single cohesive vision for the public spaces that compliments both the existing uses and future conditions, it will help foster increased business activity, and attract visitors.

How Covid-19 has made smart cities smarter than ever

How Covid-19 has made smart cities smarter than ever

Covid-19 is speeding up the changes to our transport networks, writes Mark Nicholson, CEO of Vivacity Labs

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Nesta wants to work with cities around the world to identify and scale up innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build “thriving, inclusive, resilient communities”.

AI-based high-definition pavement condition tool launched

AI-based high-definition pavement condition tool launched

RoadBotics rating index provides granular information for government officials to make informed pavement management decisions, including on pothole and road repairs.

Rochester debuts MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform

Rochester debuts MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform

Masabi claims roll-out of RTS Go marks a turning point in the fare collection industry with transit agencies no longer needing to purchase their own design-and-build bespoke ticketing systems.

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.

Think Tank: collaboration, as much as tech, will rebuild smart cities

Think Tank: collaboration, as much as tech, will rebuild smart cities

In the first of a new series, SCW board members will write about the burning issues facing smart cities. First is Jacques Vermeulen, Nokia’s Director of Future Cities.