Smart Cities News

Gothenburg boosts sustainable public transport push with e-bus roll-out

Gothenburg boosts sustainable public transport push with e-bus roll-out

More than 150 electric buses will be introduced in the region covering Gothenburg, Mölndal and Partille, where 180 million trips are made by bus each year.

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Described as a mix between ride-hailing and taking the bus, the on-demand service uses small shuttle vehicles and costs $2.50 a ride.

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

The 10-year draft plan aims to respond to the city’s evolving demands as well as reinforce the Council’s ambition of making the Scottish capital carbon-neutral by 2030.

NYC development to showcase 'nature's civil engineering' for waterfront resilience

NYC development to showcase 'nature's civil engineering' for waterfront resilience

The initiative will use waterfront infrastructure such as berms, breakwaters, marshes and wetlands. There will also be a public beach.

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The town’s council wants to realise the best of both worlds: urban benefits within a rural community.

Smart urban food systems: What will the future taste like?

Smart urban food systems: What will the future taste like?

Cities could lead the charge in the sustainable food revolution.

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

A new study highlights the benefits demonstrated by on-demand microtransit in four cities and finds that it could help cities reduce traffic by 15 to 30 per cent if deployed at scale and with the right regulatory framework.

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

The analyst house urges government CIOs to include these trends in their strategic planning over the next 12 to 18 months.

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Brian Jackson, Head of Surveillance Solutions, BT Enterprise, says being ’smart’ is about connecting communities with the technology to address problems that most people assume can never be solved.

Building the IT backbone for public sector digital transformation

Building the IT backbone for public sector digital transformation

If they want large-scale digital transformation to succeed, public sector organisations must look at their infrastructure, says Darren Watkins, VIRTUS Data Centres.