Smart Cities News

Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation

Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation

MWC was cancelled for the first time in its 33-year history last week when organiser GSMA said it had become “impossible” for the show to go ahead in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

St Louis tests smart city emergency system

St Louis tests smart city emergency system

The city in Missouri reports the smart city technologies tested have proved their potential to have a “dramatic, positive impact” on day-to-day city operations across all departments.

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

More than 125 entrants were whittled down to the eight finalists in the second round of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Civic Innovation Challenge.

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.

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed LA’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example which lays out a carbon neutral vision and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity.

Autonomous shuttles deployed in Columbus neighbourhood

Autonomous shuttles deployed in Columbus neighbourhood

Operating in the South Linden neighbourhood of Columbus, the Leap (Linden Empowers All People) shuttle will seek to close first-mile/last-mile transit gaps.

London mayor launches resilience strategy

London mayor launches resilience strategy

The UK capital’s first-ever resilience strategy addresses challenges such as climate change, city safety as well as Brexit and aims to avert a crisis before it happens.

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Now in its fourth year, AARP’s 2020 Community Challenge invites local governments to apply for grants to help create more liveable communities.

India pledges five more smart cities

India pledges five more smart cities

The proposed cities would be developed through public-private partnerships and their locations chosen to capitalise on the benefits of other economic initiatives.

Dubai advances towards blockchain vision with 24 use cases

Dubai advances towards blockchain vision with 24 use cases

Government and private sector companies are implementing 24 blockchain use cases across eight industry sectors including health, transportation and education.