Smart Cities News

Glasgow delivers feedback on the progress of its digital strategy

Glasgow delivers feedback on the progress of its digital strategy

The Scottish city has outlined achievements to date as well as next steps and priorities, including the renewed focus of digital investment to support recovery from the pandemic.

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.

"Battery box" renewable energy project announced for the Netherlands

"Battery box" renewable energy project announced for the Netherlands

The Engie project uses Kiwi Power’s bespoke hardware and virtual power plant software to provide grid flexibility to the system operator TenneT.

How coaching can help smart city managers

How coaching can help smart city managers

The skillset and behavioural mix required to work in the smart city industry is complex and challenging, which is why many managers in the sector would benefit from investing in coaching.

Smart cities predicted to create $2.46 trillion worth of business opportunities by 2025

Smart cities predicted to create $2.46 trillion worth of business opportunities by 2025

According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, post-pandemic, investment in smart projects like smart grids, autonomous vehicles, smart lighting and e-governance will gain traction.

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.

Sunderland named smart city of the year

Sunderland named smart city of the year

The UK city won top place in the national Digital Leaders 100 Awards and was recognised for prioritising digital transformation for the wider benefit and creating opportunities for communities and businesses alike.

Soft skills for better business and future employability

Soft skills for better business and future employability

Automation and artificial intelligence will result in a greater proportion of jobs relying on soft skills but their importance is often undervalued in the workplace.

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

More than nine in 10 mayors also agree that investment in technology to reimagine, rework, change, or adapt how commercial buildings are being used is necessary for the future of their city.

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Electrification of the country’s transport sector will further drive New Zealand’s decarbonisation efforts and support its aims to have a full zero emission bus fleet by 2040.