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Cities of dreams

Cities of dreams

Big topics, big challenges and big questions around the future of cities dominated the discussion at SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting – and we look forward to addressing them.

Nokia launches analytics screening solution to fight Covid-19

Nokia launches analytics screening solution to fight Covid-19

The automated, contactless elevated temperature detection solution is designed to help identify potential Covid-19 infections in facilities with thousands of people.

Lime launches MaaS platform and forms partnership with Wheels

Lime launches MaaS platform and forms partnership with Wheels

The new micro-mobility platform will launch this winter in Austin, Berlin, Miami and Seattle with Lime aiming to be the one-stop-shop for anyone looking to take a car-free trip under five miles.

Edinburgh approves three-year digital smart city strategy

Edinburgh approves three-year digital smart city strategy

The strategy, which has been unanimously approved, sets out principles for how the council’s future technology services should be designed, sourced and delivered.

Indian university sets up Smart City Research Centre

Indian university sets up Smart City Research Centre

The International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad will also establish the Living Lab to showcase new ideas and a place to co-create smart city innovations with start-ups.

UK local authority to replace 24,000 streetlights with LEDs

UK local authority to replace 24,000 streetlights with LEDs

Medway Council in Kent will enable the region to adapt its street lighting network remotely, providing a critical service even during potential lockdowns.

Queensland connected vehicle pilot aims to pave the way for cities and other states

Queensland connected vehicle pilot aims to pave the way for cities and other states

The Australian city of Ipswich has fitted up to 500 cars with Cohda Wireless on-board units allowing them to communicate with each other and with roadside infrastructure.

Sioux Falls deploys smart city platform to tackle Covid-19

Sioux Falls deploys smart city platform to tackle Covid-19

The city in North Dakota is using the Quantela platform to analyse and visualise real-time data relating to the outbreak to identify patterns and trends and respond to the situation.

$9m “people-centric” smart city research project for Singapore

$9m “people-centric” smart city research project for Singapore

The National University of Singapore and ST Engineering are collaborating on the multi-year digital technologies programme to address evolving urban challenges.

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

A survey carried out on rail users in Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto revealed 95 per cent are more likely to use the rail network in their city if technology-driven solutions were implemented.