Smart Cities News

The technology that is making housing more affordable

The technology that is making housing more affordable

Modular construction, home-sharing platforms and rental tools could be the answer to housing challenges in the US, believes Nate Loewentheil of venture capital firm Camber Creek.

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.

UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

The global initiative supports Helsinki’s goal of achieving a more significant role for cities in implementing the sustainable development goals.

Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first

Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first

Smart City Natal is a 170-hectare development from smart affordable housing company, Planet Smart City, and integrates architectural, digital, environmental and social innovation.

BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge winner announced

BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge winner announced

A joint proposal from Columbia National University and Straddle 3 Barcelona has been chosen for the international BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge.

Partnership aims to end chronic homelessness in 15 US communities

Partnership aims to end chronic homelessness in 15 US communities

Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente is helping to accelerate Community Solutions’ Built for Zero initiative which helps leaders better understand homelessness in their communities