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.

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

More than nine in 10 mayors also agree that investment in technology to reimagine, rework, change, or adapt how commercial buildings are being used is necessary for the future of their city.

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.

Edinburgh extends ICT partnership to realise its smart city vision

Edinburgh extends ICT partnership to realise its smart city vision

The Scottish capital will further work with provider CGI to put in place a programme of digital transformation which includes a range of smart city applications.

Singapore progresses digital inclusion project for seniors

Singapore progresses digital inclusion project for seniors

Singapore’s IMDA and the SG Digital Office are aiming to connect with and raise the skills of 100,000 seniors by March 2021 via its Seniors Go Digital programme.

Houston expands digital alliance with Microsoft

Houston expands digital alliance with Microsoft

The partnership aims to help the city innovate in areas such as big data and AI to create new economic opportunity, close equity and skills gaps, and prepare a workforce for the 21st century.

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.

Toronto expands its Digital Main Street programme as part of Covid recovery plan

Toronto expands its Digital Main Street programme as part of Covid recovery plan

It aims to help businesses in the city and across Ontario embrace technology in response to the pandemic with latest plans including a community collaboration and innovation programme.

Chattanooga uses smart city network to give students free internet access

Chattanooga uses smart city network to give students free internet access

HCS EdConnect families will have more than enough broadband capacity and data to participate in video-based learning and other high bandwidth educational applications.