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$7.5 billion Bleutech Park high-tech ‘mini-city’ secures Las Vegas land

$7.5 billion Bleutech Park high-tech ‘mini-city’ secures Las Vegas land

The project is set to showcase renewable energy, autonomous vehicles, AI, augmented reality, robotics, ’super-trees’ and self-healing concrete structures.

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.

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

Scale 360 aims to harness the potential of technology innovation and smart policy to fast-track the circular economy through nationally led challenges.

Cities are becoming smarter, but how do we make them safer and more resilient?

Cities are becoming smarter, but how do we make them safer and more resilient?

Genetec’s Jean-Philippe Deby highlights critical factors that make a smart city a safe city too – these include communication and collaboration as well as technology.

Police to use drones to help find missing people

Police to use drones to help find missing people

The system is twice as fast as other state-of-the-art algorithms and its ability to recognise humans is enhanced the more frequently it is used.

Intel bids for ‘smartest building in the world’ title with new office

Intel bids for ‘smartest building in the world’ title with new office

The PTK1 building houses 14,000 sensors that generate up to 100 terabytes of data per day.

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.

Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships

Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a team of technology partners, is showing the way to what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships. Austin Ashe, General Manager of Intelligent Cities at Current by GE, tells SmartCitiesWorld more about this ground-breaking project.

What 5G means for smart cities

What 5G means for smart cities

The speed at which 5G is deployed worldwide will have a significant impact on how soon it will become the defining technology of smart cities, says Babak Beheshti.

Accenture expands its innovation footprint in Chicago

Accenture expands its innovation footprint in Chicago

The global consulting firm is launching a new Industry X.0 Studio to help accelerate the development of smart connected products and services “from months to weeks”.