Smart Cities News

Standards report assesses the current state of blockchain

Standards report assesses the current state of blockchain

Key insights highlighted in the report include blockchain technology’s fragmentation both worldwide and within jurisdictions, overlaps, gaps, as well as conflicts in standard-setting.

Control of data debate could finally come out in the wash

Control of data debate could finally come out in the wash

A new battle is starting over the control of data, writes Shiv Malik, Head of Growth for Streamr

European Commission launches Smart Cities Marketplace

European Commission launches Smart Cities Marketplace

The renaming of the Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities symbolises the anticipated merger with the Smart Cities Information System.

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.

Free IoT data tool to help governments manage public fleets

Free IoT data tool to help governments manage public fleets

Samsara’s City Insights enables government leaders to explore city traffic patterns and driving behaviour, specifically around harsh events like crashes and speed.

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.

Smart city leaders are more likely to invest in projects using existing infrastructure

Smart city leaders are more likely to invest in projects using existing infrastructure

A survey conducted by Fotech Solutions reveals that the appetite for smart city progress remains strong and highlights the need for more practical approaches to creating smart systems.

Resource recommends a common data-sharing approach for smart cities

Resource recommends a common data-sharing approach for smart cities

ATIS and US Ignite are publishing the Smart Cities Data Catalogue Specification, which aims to extend the value of data beyond governmental boundaries.

E-book aims to help public safety organisations build safer and smarter cities

E-book aims to help public safety organisations build safer and smarter cities

Co-authored by Genetec and Intel, the book aims to help city and public safety leaders establish clear priorities and encourage active stakeholder participation.

The future of facial recognition: the impact on smart cities

The future of facial recognition: the impact on smart cities

Has recent controversy scuppered facial recognition’s chances of being a key solution for smart cities? Kate O’Flaherty reports.