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Chicago Mayor proposes merging tech and fleet departments to save $1 million

Chicago Mayor proposes merging tech and fleet departments to save $1 million

Mayor Lightfoot says the move will save money and drive efficiencies. Chicago’s former CDO called it a “terrible decision".

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

The analyst house urges government CIOs to include these trends in their strategic planning over the next 12 to 18 months.

Pioneering cities demonstrate fundamentals for PPP success

Pioneering cities demonstrate fundamentals for PPP success

Shobhit Jain, Director of Product Innovation at HERE Technologies, shares his insights on how to succeed with public-private partnerships.

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Brian Jackson, Head of Surveillance Solutions, BT Enterprise, says being ’smart’ is about connecting communities with the technology to address problems that most people assume can never be solved.

Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

One global event, three main areas to explore

Partnership provides guidance on smart and sustainable communities

Partnership provides guidance on smart and sustainable communities

The English-language guide contains concrete actions that aim to help municipalities develop smart concepts and build sustainable and liveable places.

Smart cities must be accessible by design

Smart cities must be accessible by design

While technology can help improve life in cities for people with disabilities, there’s a risk that without adequate oversight and appropriate input, it could widen inequality. Three city leaders share their ideas on making sure smart cities are accessible.

Momentum behind MaaS continues to build in Europe

Momentum behind MaaS continues to build in Europe

Vulog has announced the latest update to its multi-modal, multi-city platform which has increased user engagement by a third, while Iomob and Karhoo are partnering for MaaS projects.

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

A new ranking reveals that Singapore, London and New York are marginally better prepared but governments and private sector institutions around the world need to do more.