Smart Cities News

European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation

European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation

The Belgian city actively involves its citizens in the creation and testing of new ideas and was praised for its ground-breaking collaboration model.

The Value of Life in Smart Cities

The Value of Life in Smart Cities

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Huawei’s York Yue about how smart city technology can change society.

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.

City Lights: Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna

City Lights: Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna, about the city’s climate change focused strategy and how the term "smart cities" should be replaced with "sensible cities".

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.

Vienna establishes climate protection areas

Vienna establishes climate protection areas

Areas are identified based on their ability to supply energy needs with district heating systems and at least one additional renewable energy or waste heat heating system must be feasible.

Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes

Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes

Blockchains said its Web3.0 platform for digital asset custody and digital identity management will also be released in 2022.

Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel

Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel

The app uses motion-tracking to measure distances covered using green modes of transport and calculates the CO2 savings compared to a car trip.

Tallinn and Penang scoop top climate challenge awards

Tallinn and Penang scoop top climate challenge awards

Semi-finalists from five global cities and 10 citizens from eight nations attended the recent ChangeNow summit in Paris for the inaugural Climathon Global Awards.

Austria opens intelligence lab for cities

Austria opens intelligence lab for cities

The City Intelligence Lab at the Austrian Institute of Technology aims to become an international model for the urban planning processes of the future.