Smart Cities News

LOTI unveils dashboard for improved tech governance in London

LOTI unveils dashboard for improved tech governance in London

The dashboard aims to provide transparent and easily accessible information that will enable the capital city’s 32 boroughs to map and coordinate technologies, contracts and IT capabilities.

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Banks are more trusted to use personal data ethically than local authorities. Further, just seven per cent would trust public transport providers.

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Overarching strategies, funding approaches and business models all need to be adjusted if cities are to see a genuine return on their investment in smart city tech, says Itai Dadon, global head of smart cities at Itron.

Dubai launches first local UN city data hub

Dubai launches first local UN city data hub

Hosting the local data hub allows Dubai to lead the promotion of the initiative, encourage regional cities to participate and create an open data-sharing network.

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

A wider clean air zone where non-compliant commercial vehicles such as buses, taxis, HGVs and LGVs would be charged has also been proposed.

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

Scale 360 aims to harness the potential of technology innovation and smart policy to fast-track the circular economy through nationally led challenges.

Local authorities leverage Liberty Global’s infrastructure to scale EV charging

Local authorities leverage Liberty Global’s infrastructure to scale EV charging

Liberty Global wants to look beyond traditional uses of telecom infrastructure and play a key role in cities’ sustainability drives.

Smart cities must be accessible by design

Smart cities must be accessible by design

While technology can help improve life in cities for people with disabilities, there’s a risk that without adequate oversight and appropriate input, it could widen inequality. Three city leaders share their ideas!

Dubai launches cyber-security think-tank

Dubai launches cyber-security think-tank

The Dubai Electronic Security Centre will work with public and private sector entities to develop solutions to protect against current and future cyber-attacks.