Smart Cities News

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

Mapping work will begin with a major research and evidence-gathering exercise into the issues that central London and the Canary Wharf area are facing given the reduction in footfall due to the pandemic.

Melbourne proposes planning changes to create more sustainable buildings

Melbourne proposes planning changes to create more sustainable buildings

Councillors will also consider endorsing an Australian-first online tool, piloted by the city, that enables architects and developers to integrate a range of green infrastructure outcomes at the planning stage.

Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved

Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved

The Finnish city’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent compared to 1990 and the remaining 20 per cent will be offset.

City of Chicago issues $200m RFP for renewable energy supplier

City of Chicago issues $200m RFP for renewable energy supplier

It has committed to ensuring that all City-owned buildings will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 and also wants to stimulate the local green economy.

Dubai launches smart city professional diploma

Dubai launches smart city professional diploma

It is designed to introduce smart city specialists to best practices to improve the design and quality of digital services and help create new ones to drive Dubai’s digital transformation.

Where's the return on investment?

Where's the return on investment?

Delivering a return on investment for smart cities requires three dimensional change, writes Itai Dadon, head of smart cities and IoT, Itron.

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Electrification of the country’s transport sector will further drive New Zealand’s decarbonisation efforts and support its aims to have a full zero emission bus fleet by 2040.

Climate and sustainability masters programme gets the green light

Climate and sustainability masters programme gets the green light

The programme is aimed at both existing urban professionals, as well as those with multi-disciplinary environmental backgrounds and will create professional pathways in urban climate change leadership.

Resilient cities are being redefined by the coronavirus

Resilient cities are being redefined by the coronavirus

Covid-19 is showing us what resilience in cities actually is, writes Stephen Zoegall, director of global cities and infrastructure consulting, Accenture.