Smart Cities News

Climate crisis shoots up UK cities’ list of priorities

Climate crisis shoots up UK cities’ list of priorities

Half of the respondents listed climate change as one of their top policy priorities, compared to just five per cent last year.

TfL revokes Uber’s licence in London

TfL revokes Uber’s licence in London

TfL cited “a pattern of failures” by the taxi company, including several related to safety. Uber will appeal.

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI

Hyperconnected leaders include Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen and Dublin.

Singapore launches AI strategy

Singapore launches AI strategy

Singapore’s approach is based around playing to its unique strengths and focusing on good governance.

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.