Smart Cities News

Olsztyn claims world-first by linking blockchain to emergency services 

Olsztyn claims world-first by linking blockchain to emergency services 

SmartKey connected an Ethereum smart contract to a smart key device and app to enable teams to enter a closed district or secure building without a keyholder or permission.

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.

Smart cities sustainable financing framework launched in Asia

Smart cities sustainable financing framework launched in Asia

The United Overseas Bank wants to make sustainable financing more accessible to companies that are helping to create smart cities but businesses must meet the criteria.

Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime

Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime

The council wants to investigate how a shared e-bike service might fit into the transport network in the long-term in the New Zealand city.

Glasgow delivers feedback on the progress of its digital strategy

Glasgow delivers feedback on the progress of its digital strategy

The Scottish city has outlined achievements to date as well as next steps and priorities, including the renewed focus of digital investment to support recovery from the pandemic.

Illinois smart city association runs safe-service technology pilot in library

Illinois smart city association runs safe-service technology pilot in library

The six-month pilot will provide contactless service via FrontDesk’s innovative technology and also aims to optimise efficiency, reduce employee stress, and result in safe service and satisfied customers.

Ford unveils plans for mobility innovation district around Michigan Central Station

Ford unveils plans for mobility innovation district around Michigan Central Station

Along with a first-of-its-kind mobility testing platform and new open spaces, the site plan prioritises the needs of the community with sustainable amenities and recommends abundant green space and biking trails.

36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future

36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future

The World Economic Forum has chosen the cities to pioneer a global policy roadmap developed by its G20 Smart Cities Alliance for the ethical and responsible use of data and technology.

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.

Verizon opens 5G innovation hub in Lake Nona

Verizon opens 5G innovation hub in Lake Nona

The living lab will provide opportunities to test 5G-enabled solutions in areas such as connected healthcare, autonomous mobility, smart communities, education, retail and others.