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Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future

Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future

The pandemic is changing where we go and how we get there and while none of us will mourn congestion, there’s much to miss when it comes to travelling to live events.

New heart of downtown San Ramon installs smarter parking and wayfinding

New heart of downtown San Ramon installs smarter parking and wayfinding

The Optipark system captures data through camera sensors and delivers crucial availability and location information to drivers to help improve the parking experience for the visiting public.

San Diego creates more room for walking and cycling on its streets amid Covid-19

San Diego creates more room for walking and cycling on its streets amid Covid-19

The city is introducing a “slow streets” pilot programme to repurpose certain public streets to create more outdoor space and encourage safe walking and cycling.

Cities going big on surveillance tech

Cities going big on surveillance tech

The global market for smart city surveillance equipment was worth €6.5 billion in 2018 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 24.5 per cent to reach €19.5 billion by 2023.

Lawsuit launched over San Diego’s streetlight data

Lawsuit launched over San Diego’s streetlight data

San Diego’s smart streetlight programme has generated some concerns and criticism but the city insists that privacy is paramount.

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.