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Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.

Foundation pledges $1 million for ideas that help to use data for civic engagement

Foundation pledges $1 million for ideas that help to use data for civic engagement

The Knight Foundation wants to spark civic dialogue and enable citizens to hold governments and other institutions accountable.

TCS solution integrates diverse city data for connected citizen experience

TCS solution integrates diverse city data for connected citizen experience

Powered by advanced analytics, the solution aims to allow mayors, city managers, public safety officials and other leaders to proactively respond to escalating events.

Peachtree Corners: A smart city born in the 60s

Peachtree Corners: A smart city born in the 60s

Gwinnett County’s newest city is also bidding to become one of America’s smartest but its roots go back more than five decades. Assistant city manager Brandon Branham talks to SmartCitiesWorld.

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.

Smart cities must be accessible by design

Smart cities must be accessible by design

While technology can help improve life in cities for people with disabilities, there’s a risk that without adequate oversight and appropriate input, it could widen inequality. Three city leaders share their ideas!

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.

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.

Bristol hosts inaugural technology festival

Bristol hosts inaugural technology festival

The festival, which takes place 4-10 November, has crowdsourced events from across the city and will also feature a showcase to highlight emerging technologies.

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Report found that cities’ ability to drive innovation depends most on bold leadership, dedicated staff with the right skills, and a strong focus on data to set targets and measure outcomes.