Smart Cities News

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

The mayor has tasked the UK capital’s chief digital officer and Smart London Board to set out the criteria that innovations must meet before being deployed in the city.

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

Two new woodlands will be created in London’s Green Belt, the majority of which is not public open space despite making up 22 per cent of the capital’s land area. 

London mayor progresses plans to power tube with green energy

London mayor progresses plans to power tube with green energy

Sadiq Khan wants to change the way the Transport for London tube network is supplied with electricity and make the move towards a greater use of renewable energy.

London to transform streets to prepare for increase in cycling and walking

London to transform streets to prepare for increase in cycling and walking

Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London said the UK capital needs to prepare for a possible 10-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

More than 125 entrants were whittled down to the eight finalists in the second round of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Civic Innovation Challenge.

London mayor launches resilience strategy

London mayor launches resilience strategy

The UK capital’s first-ever resilience strategy addresses challenges such as climate change, city safety as well as Brexit and aims to avert a crisis before it happens.

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

The cities’ mayors have signed an agreement to become Innovator Cities, enabling them to share best practice, ideas and pioneering solutions to solve global transport problems.

London extends school air quality audit programme

London extends school air quality audit programme

The detailed audits assessed the air quality in some of the UK capital’s worst polluted schools and made a series of recommendations to protect pupils.

London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure

London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure

The investment will see more than 1,000 EV charging points deployed across 29 London boroughs from next year, building on the 1,500-strong network already installed.

Vodafone to pilot wireless connectivity on Jubilee Line

Vodafone to pilot wireless connectivity on Jubilee Line

Through a partnership with Transport for London, the mobile operator will trial wireless connectivity in tunnels and at station platforms on the eastern end of the line.