Smart Cities News

Not so fast: 2G switch-off could impact smart meters, the elderly and critical services

Not so fast: 2G switch-off could impact smart meters, the elderly and critical services

The need for 2G services in the UK is likely to continue into the 2030s, a new report finds. Elsewhere, operators have shut down networks to free up spectrum.

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

A new ranking focuses on how citizens perceive the priorities and effectiveness of smart city initiatives.

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

A new ranking reveals that Singapore, London and New York are marginally better prepared but governments and private sector institutions around the world need to do more.

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2019 ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure and personal security.

Singapore launches first on-demand public trial of autonomous shuttles

Singapore launches first on-demand public trial of autonomous shuttles

The service will run along a 5.7km route to selected destinations on Sentosa and will provide important insight about how the shuttles will interact with other road users.

NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging

NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging

National League of Cities wants to show local leaders how such charging systems could sustainably improve conditions on and around America’s roads.

AI, cities and climate change

AI, cities and climate change

Ben Hawes explores how artificial intelligence could help cities tackle the climate crisis.

Helsinki top for work-life balance

Helsinki top for work-life balance

A study has compared data on livability, work intensity, institutional support and legislation to rank cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to citizens.