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Awards recognise smart city progress made by North America municipalities
14 Jul 2021
Projects ranging from the use of AI and machine learning to inspect roadways to a housing rights challenge were among those highlighted as making “unprecedented progress”.
Commission aims to identify green investment opportunities across UK cities
07 Jul 2021
Initial analysis by the new UK Cities Climate Investment Commission suggests that meeting net zero in London and the major cities could bring up to £330bn of investment into the country.
Zencity raises $30m to help governments better tune in to citizen needs
29 Jun 2021
Investors in the company, whose technology delivers community insights and analytics for state and local governments to make more data-driven decisions, include Microsoft and Salesforce Ventures.
Smart city innovation lab opens in Munich
29 Jun 2021
The Munich Urban Colab will enable creatives and cultural workers to work on sustainable solutions for liveable cities as well as in collaboration with the city administration and citizens.
Indian smart city lab announces corporate founding partner
24 Jun 2021
Silicon Labs becomes part of the private, public and academia ecosystem set up in Hyderabad, which will help to enable the country’s smart cities and drive economic growth.
Leicester introduces ecological bus shelters to help tackle climate change
22 Jun 2021
Leicester City Council claims the citywide network of living roof and solar-powered shelters will be a first for any UK city and are planted with favourites among pollinating insects.
Virginia establishes smart city testbed
21 Jun 2021
This public/private partnership is funded by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate with Mutualink providing its intelligent network.
Manchester's district heat network awarded £14.6m funding
15 Jun 2021
It is set to become one of the largest and most diverse decentralised energy networks in the UK and will deliver decarbonised, lower cost heating and electricity to a variety of stakeholders.
Texas regional consortium pursues new ways to accelerate public sector innovation
03 Jun 2021
The North Texas Innovation Alliance is partnering with Marketplace.city to help to source and evaluate technology solutions and financial models to unlock new revenue sources.
Port of Antwerp to pioneer green port solutions
28 May 2021
Project aims to rethink all aspects of port operations, including terminal activities, mobility, connectivity, fuels and new models for production, storage and use of energy.
Melbourne reveals plans for transformative Greenline project
10 May 2021
The project will transform Northbank along the Yarra River to become one of the Australian city’s premier destinations for workers, residents and tourists.
SmartCitiesWorld partners with the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organisation
22 Apr 2021
Through a media partnership, both organisations will share content and work together on events and other initiatives that support shared goals to build smarter and more sustainable cities.
Baltimore Health Corps pilot could serve as model for other cities
12 Apr 2021
The Baltimore Health Corps launched in June 2020 as a way to recruit, train, and employ 275 new community health workers who were unemployed, furloughed, or underemployed.
City Lights: Michael Guerin, Programme Manager, Smart Docklands
05 Apr 2021
On being an ’honest broker’, avoiding death by pilot and data driven smart cities.
Mobile operator partners with City of Tucson to enable smart city applications
26 Mar 2021
Geoverse is the managed service partner for the city’s Citizens Broadband Radio Network being rolled out across the city to support a number of applications as well as facilitate remote learning.
Safety and mobility contract awarded for infrastructure project in Arizona
24 Mar 2021
Iteris will coordinate the design of project-wide traffic management activities which aim to improve one of the busiest freeway segments in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Keolis to operate Dubai's driverless metro and tram networks
22 Mar 2021
The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority’s metro and tram networks, which carry around 210 million passengers per year, are a key part of the emirate’s smart mobility vision.
Robots trialled for on-demand parcel and grocery delivery in Punggol
18 Mar 2021
The public-private one-year trial is underway in Punggol and aims to pave the way for wider use of autonomous robot couriers for on-demand deliveries to consumers in Singapore.
Waterfront Toronto launches competition to find Quayside partner
18 Mar 2021
Announcement comes a year after Sidewalk Labs has shelved its controversial smart city plans, for the location, citing the impact of coronavirus and “unprecedented economic uncertainty”.
Las Vegas trials kerbside management solution
04 Mar 2021
Two digital kiosks from Cox2M are making use of video analytics and smart parking technology to better manage active kerb loading zones for taxis and ride-shares.
Pittsburgh announces investment in equitable street tree strategy
03 Mar 2021
Based on census records and inventory data, visualisations show low-income and Black communities disproportionately have fewer city street trees and so see less of the benefits of trees.
Mayor calls on London’s innovators to support city's recovery from Covid-19
24 Feb 2021
Sadiq Khan is inviting applications to a £1m Resilience Fund and also wants to harness the capital’s design talent to make a vital contribution to its recovery from Covid-19 in a separate initiative.
Collaboration to explore 5G use cases in Brazil
15 Feb 2021
Nokia and Brazil’s Telecommunications Research and Development Centre will work together on solutions including those that focus on fixed wireless access smart cities and Industry 4.0 applications.
Regensburg progresses electrification of public transport
11 Feb 2021
The transport authority in the Bavarian city has commissioned Siemens Smart Infrastructure to equip the bus depot in the Markomannenstrasse for electromobility.
23 Jul 2021
Building smarter partnerships
Gordon Feller examines how two cities in Nevada are benefiting from being able to plug in to their technology partner’s existing infrastructure and platforms to ignite smart city innovation.
Financing city digitisation in a post-pandemic world
The future of smart city technology
Jointly building a smart city helps us all enjoy better urban lives
White Paper: Artificial Intelligence Within Cities – The Next Stage in Societal Digital Transformation
White paper: Autonomous Vehicles and the data that is powering them
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
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