Smart Cities News

Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women

Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women

The team is analysing data collected from the Safetipin mobile app, which allows users to rate public areas on safety criteria and to flag concerns.

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.

50% CAGR predicted for smart poles as a platform for new services and revenue

50% CAGR predicted for smart poles as a platform for new services and revenue

Navigant Research predicts a bright future for smart poles due to their versatility and adaptability for the future.

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.

VIDEO: 'Smart parks' – Las Vegas' green spaces are getting a tech reboot

VIDEO: 'Smart parks' – Las Vegas' green spaces are getting a tech reboot

Michael Lee Sherwood, Director of Technology & Innovation, City of Las Vegas, discusses smart parks, cybersecurity, how technology projects are funded and more.

Kingston kicks off IoT pilot with smart snow plough service

Kingston kicks off IoT pilot with smart snow plough service

An online map features selected ploughs on main roads, with different colours indicating when a road was last ploughed.

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Martyn’s Law, if adopted by the UK government, would compel local authorities and venues to have a clear plan for terrorism threats. Manchester will roll out a voluntary scheme early.

Cities going big on surveillance tech

Cities going big on surveillance tech

The global market for smart city surveillance equipment was worth €6.5 billion in 2018 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 24.5 per cent to reach €19.5 billion by 2023.

Dublin seeks smart solutions to combat lifebuoy theft

Dublin seeks smart solutions to combat lifebuoy theft

Tracking and replacing the life-saving kit costs Irish local authorities an estimated €50,000 a year.

Syracuse partners to advance its smart city 'Surge'

Syracuse partners to advance its smart city 'Surge'

The US city is collaborating with Syracuse University and Microsoft to drive its smart initiatives forward.