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Smart city developer acquires digital services company
07 Jan 2021
The acquisition will help Planet Smart City to use gamification to drive residents’ loyalty and participation in community life and reward the most active and environmentally conscious behaviours.
Cities' climate change and inequality projects announced as finalists
04 Jan 2021
Projects ranging from curbing transport emissions to urban agriculture and flood protection in slums have made the finals of the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities’ Prize for Cities 2020-21.
Glasgow delivers feedback on the progress of its digital strategy
24 Nov 2020
The Scottish city has outlined achievements to date as well as next steps and priorities, including the renewed focus of digital investment to support recovery from the pandemic.
Shanghai crowned smart city of the year at Smart City Live 2020
19 Nov 2020
The digital infrastructure, e-gov services, a City Brain, the integration of information technology and industry and its strategic objectives were all highlighted by the judges.
36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future
18 Nov 2020
The World Economic Forum has chosen the cities to pioneer a global policy roadmap developed by its G20 Smart Cities Alliance for the ethical and responsible use of data and technology.
Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion
18 Nov 2020
The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.
The changing role of the IoT in the Covid-19 world
06 Nov 2020
Speaking at SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory panel meeting, Libelium CEO Alicia Asín emphasised why IoT applications are more important than ever as cities continue to battle the global pandemic.
European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation
28 Sep 2020
The Belgian city actively involves its citizens in the creation and testing of new ideas and was praised for its ground-breaking collaboration model.
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
17 Sep 2020
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.
London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities
17 Sep 2020
Mapping work will begin with a major research and evidence-gathering exercise into the issues that central London and the Canary Wharf area are facing given the reduction in footfall due to the pandemic.
Singapore progresses digital inclusion project for seniors
03 Sep 2020
Singapore’s IMDA and the SG Digital Office are aiming to connect with and raise the skills of 100,000 seniors by March 2021 via its Seniors Go Digital programme.
Which US states are on the Covid-19 Watch List?
17 Aug 2020
Urban Footprint has combined datasets to help governments and frontline organisations better understand where spikes may happen next and plan ahead to deliver relief and essential resources.
Columbus unveils three smart mobility pilots and seeks community participation
30 Jul 2020
Smart mobility hubs, connected vehicles and the re-commissioned Linden LEAP aim to improve mobility and road safety as well as provide community food support.
San Diego seeks to plug digital divide with end-of-life city computers
16 Jul 2020
It is proposing a partnership with San Diego Futures Foundation which would provide thousands of computers to families in need and reduce the future costs of recycling the technology.
Singapore establishes network of digital community hubs
14 Jul 2020
The hubs, set up by Singapore’s new SG Digital Office, will support the smart nation’s next phase of digitalisation and help it to reach out and connect with every community.
Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care
30 Jun 2020
The device will release the required medication to customers at prescribed times and safely stores it inside so customers can’t take more than the prescribed amount.
Singapore creates new office to further drive digitalisation
01 Jun 2020
The SG Digital Office will recruit 1,000 digital ambassadors to help every individual and business to go digital in the phased economic recovery from Covid-19.
IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners
29 May 2020
Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.
Free flows: New Jersey turns to AI to safeguard water quality
In a guest post, Tiffany Stewart, Assistant Director Newark, N.J. Water & Sewer Department, outlines which technologies are helping it protect its water supply.
25 Jan 2021
The art of the city: how creators may save urban business districts
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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