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Tokyo named top global hospital city

Tokyo named top global hospital city

The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.

Vienna remains top city for liveability

Vienna remains top city for liveability

Austrian capital retains its position in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s index which assigns cities a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors.

Sidewalk Labs launches advanced infrastructure partnership

Sidewalk Labs launches advanced infrastructure partnership

Sidewalk Labs and its parent company Alphabet are partnering with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to form a spin-out company focusing on next-generation infrastructure.

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.

Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Ahead of her participation at Smart IoT Connect, Davina Fell, Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager, Southwark Council, talks to Sarah Wray about councils’ connectivity challenges – and opportunities.

Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.

Las Vegas to get ‘first-of-its-kind’ high-tech $7.5 billion mini smart city

Las Vegas to get ‘first-of-its-kind’ high-tech $7.5 billion mini smart city

From AI and autonomous cars to ’supertrees’ and self-healing structures – you name it, Bleutech Park is set to have it