Smart Cities News

City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council

City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council

Liz St Louis, Assistant Director for Smart Cities at Sunderland City Council, on the importance of connectivity for all, engaging with kids, and snoring dogs.

Peachtree Corners issues RFP for EV supply equipment partners

Peachtree Corners issues RFP for EV supply equipment partners

It supports the Georgia smart city’s aim to increase electric vehicles ownership and use within the city by providing residents and businesses with vetted EV charging solutions.

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.

Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

At SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting, Jeff Risom, chief innovation officer at Gehl Architects, explored how the public realm might be managed in the post-pandemic era.

Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality

Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality

Wildpoldsried will be the focus for the demo phase of a research project by Siemens, the regional utility Allgäuer Überlandwerk and partners to help develop a local energy marketplace.

Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles

Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles

As part of the urban infrastructure agreement between Nokia and Greener Acres Canada, smart city green poles will be produced from nearly 50,000 tons of e-waste collected annually in Ontario.

First public autonomous car trials begin in Oxford

First public autonomous car trials begin in Oxford

A fleet of six Ford Mondeo vehicles capable of Level 4 autonomous driving will complete a nine-mile round trip from Oxford Parkway station to the UK city’s main train station.

UK and Thailand partner to help create smarter cities

UK and Thailand partner to help create smarter cities

The Smart City Handbook is part of a series of planned activities announced to support the UK and Thai governments’ joint work on smart cities.

Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit network connects its 1,000th building

Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit network connects its 1,000th building

The network is one of the Australian city’s key strategic projects and has involved the installation of 82km of cable, 26,000 spliced fibres, 431 new joints and eight high-density 10G core sites.

Rubicon launches second year of Halloween recycling programme

Rubicon launches second year of Halloween recycling programme

The recycling boxes can be filled with discarded sweet wrappers and other packaging and returned once full to be disposed of in a way that avoids landfilling.