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Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

A decision on whether Sidewalk Labs can create a smart neighbourhood in a disused area of Toronto’s Quayside district will now be delayed until June 25.

Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes

Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes

The Scottish city is launching a project designed to better manage rainwater in the Drumchapel area, as well as improve greenspace and protect waterways from pollution.

Toyota and NTT join forces on smart city ‘platform of platforms’

Toyota and NTT join forces on smart city ‘platform of platforms’

The Japanese giants say partnering up makes sense amid shifts in their respective industries.

Seoul: A city based on data

Seoul: A city based on data

The South Korean capital believes the analysis of urban patterns forms the bedrock of smart infrastructure and services. SmartCitiesWorld explores how it has been using data more intelligently since 2011.

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

The winning projects include an Alexa-assisted citizen contact centre and data-driven systems to reduce flooding and address road accident hotspots.

IoT starter kit launched for UK local authorities

IoT starter kit launched for UK local authorities

Pinacl hopes its Ultimate IoT Kit will help public sector organisations experience the benefits of IoT solutions before committing to a large-scale deployment.

VIDEO: Leeds links housing and health with predictive maintenance

VIDEO: Leeds links housing and health with predictive maintenance

Leeds wants to understand more about its council properties to improve services for citizens and target resources in the right areas.

NYC seeks tech solutions to boost support for mental health and tenants’ rights

NYC seeks tech solutions to boost support for mental health and tenants’ rights

Up to two winners will be selected for each challenge and they will be eligible to receive $20,000 and pilot their technology in NYC for a year.

City of Vancouver introduces performance dashboard

City of Vancouver introduces performance dashboard

VanDashboard measures performance against 65 key metrics in six categories including core service delivery, affordability and housing, climate change and economy and finances.

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

A new report acknowledges the potential benefits of the digital infrastructure proposals for Waterfront Toronto but questions whether they create sufficient public benefits.