Smart Cities News

Toronto approves plan to create more resilient and safer transport system

Toronto approves plan to create more resilient and safer transport system

Plan proposes five key measures including smart traffic signals and intelligent intersections to make the city’s transportation system more resilient in response to the effects of Covid-19.

Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters

Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters

Research will focus on the various safety aspects of e-scooter use as well as rider travel behaviour and the challenges and opportunities of the integration of e-scooters within a city.

Jointly building a smart city helps us all enjoy better urban lives

Jointly building a smart city helps us all enjoy better urban lives

Closed ecosystems mean limited choices, limited innovation, limited success, writes York Yuekun.

Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

The plan contains so-called “game-changer” actions in the areas of buildings and transportation, which represent nearly all of the carbon pollution produced in Vancouver.

Initiative aims to track use of renewable energy in real-time

Initiative aims to track use of renewable energy in real-time

EnergyTag, which brings together major names in the technology and energy sector, is developing an industry standard to deliver hourly certificates showing users where energy is coming from.

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.

New guide for city leaders to help strengthen cross-sector partnerships

New guide for city leaders to help strengthen cross-sector partnerships

The Collaborative Cities guide is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ efforts to support global municipal leaders who can adapt these lessons to their own challenges and circumstances.

Blockchain deployed to help travellers certify their health status

Blockchain deployed to help travellers certify their health status

Cybersecurity and Internet of Things company, WISeKey has added the ability for users to upload and digitally certify the results of their Covid-19 test to its WIShelter platform.

Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

At SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting, Jeff Risom, chief innovation officer at Gehl Architects, explored how the public realm might be managed in the post-pandemic era.

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

The French city was praised for its pioneering approach to climate management that includes a strong commitment to systemic change and an innovative participative approach to city governance.