Smart Cities News

Digital Cities 2019 winners list highlights US innovation

Digital Cities 2019 winners list highlights US innovation

The annual survey recognises cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more.

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.

San Diego progresses green energy transition

San Diego progresses green energy transition

The US city has approved proposals to create a joint-powers entity with cities across the region to lower energy costs and reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.

City of San Diego and District of Columbia awarded for innovative use of geospatial data

City of San Diego and District of Columbia awarded for innovative use of geospatial data

Esri has presented awards to the City of San Diego and the Government of the District of Columbia for their exceptional use of geospatial data.

Boston ranked top city for innovation

Boston ranked top city for innovation

Hickey & Associates assessed thousands of datapoints across more than 300 markets to pinpoint the next hotbeds of innovation and transformation around the globe.

LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year

LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year

Environment America Research & Policy Centre’s annual report also reveals that solar power has doubled in most major cities over the past six years.

Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

The US Smart Cities Council said trends this year include a focus on regional collaboration and two finalists are trying to give their communities a second life.

CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map

CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map

Carlsbad’s new Chief Innovation Officer is looking to go beyond the city delivering basic services, towards offering Amazon-like user experience for citizens.

Marines to work with San Diego on smart city applications

Marines to work with San Diego on smart city applications

The two sides have signed a MoU to work together on smart technologies such as unmanned aircraft systems, renewable energy and smart streetlights

Smart cities and cybersecurity: Is it wise to get smarter?

Smart cities and cybersecurity: Is it wise to get smarter?

As the popularity and inevitability of smart cities expand, so too does a cybercriminal’s opportunistic attack surface. Keiron Shepherd, F5 Networks, evaluates the risks.