Smart Cities News

Digital humanism: Quality of life, environment and connected services at the centre of future cities

Digital humanism: Quality of life, environment and connected services at the centre of future cities

Cristiano Radaelli, Planet Smart City, looks at the role of sustainable, tech-enabled housing in future cities.

Daejeon pilots drones to save ‘golden time’ in emergencies

Daejeon pilots drones to save ‘golden time’ in emergencies

Seoul, Songdo and Sejong may grab most of the smart city headlines about South Korea but Daejeon is proving itself to be a key contender too.

New South Wales deploys AI-powered cameras to detect drivers using mobile phones

New South Wales deploys AI-powered cameras to detect drivers using mobile phones

A trial of cameras earlier this year caught over 100,000 drivers illegally using a phone.

Cities are innovating to build trust around their smart city data

Cities are innovating to build trust around their smart city data

Trust is emerging as the number-one challenge when implementing smart city projects.

Lippo Karawaci and Softbank partner to develop model smart city for South East Asia

Lippo Karawaci and Softbank partner to develop model smart city for South East Asia

Strategic alliance will see the companies co-operate in the development and deployment of AI and IoT-powered solutions in Lippo Village.

Marseille Metro rolls out wayfinding solution to support people with disabilities

Marseille Metro rolls out wayfinding solution to support people with disabilities

Evelity is an indoor GPS which uses Bluetooth i-beacons and an app.

NYC seeks Algorithm Officer to oversee automation

NYC seeks Algorithm Officer to oversee automation

The Algorithms Management and Policy Officer will be supported by a newly created steering committee made up of representatives from city agencies and members of the public.

European cities share 10 principles for using citizen data

European cities share 10 principles for using citizen data

The cities of Bordeaux, Barcelona, Debrecen, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Florence, Ghent, Helsinki, Manchester, Rijeka and Zaragoza collaborated on the guidelines.

Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Initiatives up for awards include the use of data to tackle the opioid crisis and homelessness, an open-data-powered Alexa service and an earthquake warning app.

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Platform models can help cities move from being ‘fractionally smart’ to overall intelligent. Learn from the progress of cities such as Amsterdam, Duisburg and Cagliari.