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EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

An invitation is open to start-ups worldwide in areas including, but not limited to, renewable energy, energy-efficiency and heat and transport to solve the decarbonisation challenge.

Dortmund to co-manage new smart city data hub with energy utility

Dortmund to co-manage new smart city data hub with energy utility

DOdata will use data to create smart city solutions for Dortmund.

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Overarching strategies, funding approaches and business models all need to be adjusted if cities are to see a genuine return on their investment in smart city tech, says Itai Dadon, global head of smart cities at Itron.

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Only by using advanced technologies such as urban modelling tools and artificial intelligence will cities be able to address the new round of challenges they face, says ABI Research.

Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste

Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste

IoT sensors are deployed in many smart city projects but recycling the small electronics used in them is difficult. Portland wants to promote sustainable procurement and re-usability.

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

A wider clean air zone where non-compliant commercial vehicles such as buses, taxis, HGVs and LGVs would be charged has also been proposed.

Local authorities leverage Liberty Global’s infrastructure to scale EV charging

Local authorities leverage Liberty Global’s infrastructure to scale EV charging

Liberty Global wants to look beyond traditional uses of telecom infrastructure and play a key role in cities’ sustainability drives.

Smart city strategies not joined up with environmental ambitions, report finds

Smart city strategies not joined up with environmental ambitions, report finds

The proportion of smart city initiatives focused on environmental problems has not increased over the last five years, according to new analysis.

Smart City Expo announces awards finalists

Smart City Expo announces awards finalists

A total of 28 cities and projects have been chosen across seven categories for the World Smart City Awards 2019 and winners will be announced on 20 November.

Vancouver landfill approved to produce renewable natural gas

Vancouver landfill approved to produce renewable natural gas

The Canadian city says it is committed to reducing greenhouse gas and will be using the RNG in its buildings, vehicles and the Neighbourhood Energy Utility.