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.

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

The research, carried out by Honda, was based on a range of factors including household recycling, domestic CO2 emissions and household eco measures, combined with survey responses.

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

The relaunched lab will be used to integrate and test services and business models with mainstream smart heating controls, smart meters, IoT devices, and electric vehicle chargers.

Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved

Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved

The Finnish city’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent compared to 1990 and the remaining 20 per cent will be offset.

City of Chicago issues $200m RFP for renewable energy supplier

City of Chicago issues $200m RFP for renewable energy supplier

It has committed to ensuring that all City-owned buildings will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 and also wants to stimulate the local green economy.

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.

Resilient cities are being redefined by the coronavirus

Resilient cities are being redefined by the coronavirus

Covid-19 is showing us what resilience in cities actually is, writes Stephen Zoegall, director of global cities and infrastructure consulting, Accenture.

“Heat Street” project launched to help UK communities reach Net Zero

“Heat Street” project launched to help UK communities reach Net Zero

The UK Power Networks project aims to help local authorities identify zones where they can target their heat decarbonisation efforts and investment to achieve Net Zero.

Which US states are on the Covid-19 Watch List?

Which US states are on the Covid-19 Watch List?

Urban Footprint has combined datasets to help governments and frontline organisations better understand where spikes may happen next and plan ahead to deliver relief and essential resources.