Smart Cities News

Calls for reduction of air pollution to safeguard children’s respiratory health

Calls for reduction of air pollution to safeguard children’s respiratory health

Charities launch a new national Clean Air for Schools Framework to tackle air pollution in and around schools.

LA and the World Economic Forum present blueprint for global UAM adoption

LA and the World Economic Forum present blueprint for global UAM adoption

Clean, safe and inclusive urban air mobility closer to becoming a reality with new partnership.

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.

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

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.

BP and Microsoft partner to drive clean energy innovation

BP and Microsoft partner to drive clean energy innovation

Microsoft and BP have also signed a framework agreement for renewable energy projects that aim to provide renewable energy to help power Microsoft’s datacentres.

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

The 11 start-ups chosen are committed to tackling common urban challenges in areas such as air quality, carbon emissions, digital inclusion and congestion.

Singapore launches barrier-free smart car park

Singapore launches barrier-free smart car park

Developed by the electronics arm of ST Engineering, the system is paired with the GoParkin mobile app and integrates technologies such as automatic number plate recognition and data analytics.

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

The research, carried out by Honda, was based on a range of factors including household recycling, domestic CO2 emissions and household eco measures, combined with survey responses.

Electric buses arrive in Bergen for deployment later this year

Electric buses arrive in Bergen for deployment later this year

Multi-modal operator Keolis claims the shift from diesel to electric vehicles will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 85 per cent over the duration of the nine-and-a-half year contract.

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Through the City Possible network, the two parties will focus on greater interaction between business clients and government entities to drive innovation and spur demand for green financing.