Smart Cities News

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

A survey carried out on rail users in Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto revealed 95 per cent are more likely to use the rail network in their city if technology-driven solutions were implemented. 

Levelling up

Levelling up

Smart cities need great ideas and great technology behind them but they also need great people, which is why SmartCitiesWorld is launching a new People & Skills section.

Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

The University of Melbourne has teamed with Cubic Transportation Systems to test how its artificial intelligence technology with real-time computer vision tracking can help improve road safety.

City of Sydney makes the switch to 100 per cent green power

City of Sydney makes the switch to 100 per cent green power

Since 1 July, all of the City’s operations – including streetlights, pools, sports fields, depots and buildings – have been run on 100 per cent locally sourced renewable electricity.

Adelaide Metro partners with Moovit to provide locals with easier commute

Adelaide Metro partners with Moovit to provide locals with easier commute

Moovit’s journey planner app combines official information from Adelaide Metro as well as crowdsourced information to calculate the best route for each journey.

London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking

London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking

The study by British Business Energy examines cities across the globe to determine which offer the best and worst options for the eco-conscious worker.

Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces

Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces

The fund will be used to help local independent businesses redesign outdoor spaces and turn them into seating areas to make up for the internal space they are losing as a result of social distancing.

Sydney creates new spaces for safer travel

Sydney creates new spaces for safer travel

The city is fast-tracking the roll-out of cycleways on key routes as well as widening streets and creating walking paths to help citizens maintain physical distancing.

Sydney outlines future planning strategy that will transform city skyline

Sydney outlines future planning strategy that will transform city skyline

While responding to Covid-19 remains the priority, the city’s lord mayor said the plan will contribute to the post-coronavirus recovery and future livelihoods.