Smart Cities News

Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners

Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners

Carlsbad wants to be the “best-run government” around and is seeking digital transformation partners to support this.

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.

Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste

Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste

IoT sensors are deployed in many smart city projects but recycling the small electronics used in them is difficult. Portland wants to promote sustainable procurement and re-usability.

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Maine municipalities make energy- and cost-savings with LED conversion

Maine municipalities make energy- and cost-savings with LED conversion

On average the projects are saving the municipalities almost 70 per cent in annual kWH hours and reducing consumption by more than 2.3 million kWh annually.

Replica spins out from Sidewalk Labs

Replica spins out from Sidewalk Labs

The company uses modelling tools to give public agencies a comprehensive portrait of how, why, and where people travel across the city.

Helsinki top for work-life balance

Helsinki top for work-life balance

A study has compared data on livability, work intensity, institutional support and legislation to rank cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to citizens.

Portland's smart city team launches equity consulting advisors project

Portland's smart city team launches equity consulting advisors project

Equity consulting advisors will participate as members of the smart cities steering committee and help to evaluate proposed projects and shape long-term partnerships.

Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC

Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC

The mobility company aims to work with cities on a local level to solve traffic and parking congestion with safe, sustainable transport options.