Smart Cities News

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.

Smart census solution upgraded for pandemic era

Smart census solution upgraded for pandemic era

Hexagon’s Smart Census 2020 tool allows households to complete census questionnaires online or over the telephone, reducing the need for in-person interviews and field-based data collection.

Ignite Cities supports vulnerable families with Covid-19 wi-fi programme

Ignite Cities supports vulnerable families with Covid-19 wi-fi programme

The project, which has launched in Chicago, Columbia, Miami and New Orleans, provides wi-fi access locations and relief for families struggling through the pandemic.

South Carolina DoT upgrades traveller information service

South Carolina DoT upgrades traveller information service

As part of the deployment, Iteris has upgraded services with a suite of SC511 mobile apps including Waze crowdsourcing, whereby users can switch seamlessly between the Waze and SC511 apps.

Peachtree Corners deploys AI-based smart city management platform

Peachtree Corners deploys AI-based smart city management platform

The intention is for a single platform, that may be operated from one central control room, delivering a holistic view of all Internet of Things and smart devices.

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

The cities of Boise, Dallas, Detroit and Tucson are among those committing to help combat extreme heat and wildfires, as well as other adverse effects of climate change, by protecting and planting more trees.

Dallas public transit agency upgrades kiosks to become touchless

Dallas public transit agency upgrades kiosks to become touchless

Interactive Citypost smart digital kiosks at Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus and light rail stations have been upgraded to be contactless to help address Covid-19 concerns.

Spin launches e-scooter trial in Milton Keynes

Spin launches e-scooter trial in Milton Keynes

The Ford-owned micro-mobility unit is working closely with the council to roll out its fleet responsibly and said public safety is the top priority.

Resilient cities are being redefined by the coronavirus

Resilient cities are being redefined by the coronavirus

Covid-19 is showing us what resilience in cities actually is, writes Stephen Zoegall, director of global cities and infrastructure consulting, Accenture.