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.

Melbourne proposes planning changes to create more sustainable buildings

Melbourne proposes planning changes to create more sustainable buildings

Councillors will also consider endorsing an Australian-first online tool, piloted by the city, that enables architects and developers to integrate a range of green infrastructure outcomes at the planning stage.

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.

Peachtree Corners deploys AI-based smart city management platform

Peachtree Corners deploys AI-based smart city management platform

The intention is for a single platform, that may be operated from one central control room, delivering a holistic view of all Internet of Things and smart devices.

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

By confirming their undertaking, the mayors of Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro come together with a coalition of 35 other city mayors that aim to ensure clean air for some 150 million people.

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.

Where's the return on investment?

Where's the return on investment?

Delivering a return on investment for smart cities requires three dimensional change, writes Itai Dadon, head of smart cities and IoT, Itron.

Dubai strikes agreement to explore use of autonomous aerial vehicles

Dubai strikes agreement to explore use of autonomous aerial vehicles

Agreement between Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority and the Dubai Air Navigation Services aims to step up cooperation in examining all aspects of the use of AAVs.

National organisations join Scotland's 5G roll-out

National organisations join Scotland's 5G roll-out

The Infralink programme, funded by The Scotland 5G Centre, will engage with public sector property owners and telecom providers to significantly improve mobile connectivity.

Iskandar shows Malaysia’s smart cities’ promise but only if they keep citizens in mind

Iskandar shows Malaysia’s smart cities’ promise but only if they keep citizens in mind

Malaysia can show how to build a smart city from scratch but it’s not without its challenges, writes Skymind CEO Shawn Tan