Smart Cities News

Audio should play a central role in smart city planning

Audio should play a central role in smart city planning

Using sound effectively can help improve public safety and a city’s security, writes Kevin Taylor, Segment Development Manager, Smart Cities at Axis Communications

Las Vegas expands its Accelerate smart city project to more locations

Las Vegas expands its Accelerate smart city project to more locations

The partnership with NTT is part of Las Vegas’ charter in becoming a smart city to provide safe, reliable and efficient civic technology that stimulates economic growth.

St Louis expands smart city kiosk roll-out

St Louis expands smart city kiosk roll-out

The kiosks are part of the city’s drive to create social equity and increase public safety and are also being used to provide information on the coronavirus crisis.

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Critical event management company Everbridge has introduced a “next phase” Covid-19 software solution to help governments and businesses improve safety for employees and citizens.

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Video surveillance is a popular area of AI deployment but the coronavirus pandemic could also see more use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.

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.