Smart Cities News

Only 60 per cent of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan

Only 60 per cent of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan

Research carried out by the Mineta Transportation Institute also found that less than half of agencies reported auditing their cybersecurity programme at least once a year.

Ubicquia raises $30m in funding to expand smart city solutions

Ubicquia raises $30m in funding to expand smart city solutions

The company’s smart city platforms plug into existing streetlights to provide critical services, including advanced light control and video artificial intelligence.

Puerto Rico deploys secure IoT network to digitalise critical infrastructure

Puerto Rico deploys secure IoT network to digitalise critical infrastructure

Everynet’s business model makes the neutral-host network infrastructure available to all local service providers enabling them to build low-power IoT connectivity into their product and service offerings.

Miami-Dade County deploys advanced wastewater solution

Miami-Dade County deploys advanced wastewater solution

The Water & Sewer Department has worked with Itron, US3 and the Avanti Company to install the IoT-based system, which will monitor flooding and prevent sewer overflows.

City resilience officers form global coalition for recovery

City resilience officers form global coalition for recovery

The Global Resilient Cities Network’s initiative offers a platform to cities and other urban centres to engage in short- and long-term planning for a sustained, resilient recovery.

Partnership aims to lower the cost barriers to entry for smart city programmes

Partnership aims to lower the cost barriers to entry for smart city programmes

Itron and Key Equipment Finance are launching a flexible financing programme that aims to help cities and utilities which are in need of critical upgrades but may not have the funds to invest.

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

It is comprised of member cities and experts from the former 100 Resilient Cities programme and supports a community of resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries.

Index finds traffic congestion is on the up

Index finds traffic congestion is on the up

More than half of countries in the latest TomTom Traffic Index have seen congestion increase, with the southern Indian city of Bengaluru ranked the worst.

A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos

A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos

A command-and-control centre based on an integrated approach is the key to more cross-functional collaboration and faster, better decision-making by cities, says W. Jarrett Campbell of AVEVA.

Cyber-attacks on London grid could cost up to £111m daily

Cyber-attacks on London grid could cost up to £111m daily

Electricity networks are proving to be a point of failure which many people previously thought impermeable, highlights a new research study.