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US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.

VIDEO: 5G lessons from the City of LA

VIDEO: 5G lessons from the City of LA

Jeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor and Deputy CIO, City of Los Angeles, outlines the importance of using infrastructure efficiently and collaborating with the telecom industry to get more residents connected.

Saudi Neom megacity plans world-first ‘solar dome’ desalination plant

Saudi Neom megacity plans world-first ‘solar dome’ desalination plant

It is claimed that the technology generates no carbon emissions, produces less brine than facilities using conventional reverse osmosis technology and will process drinking water more cheaply than traditional plants.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, you could say, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

Charging infrastructure development must catch up if the UK’s smart transport system and carbon reduction ambitions are to be realised, says Thomas Newby, chief operating officer of Tonik Energy.

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Magway plans to sell capacity on its underground system to online retailers and logistics companies.

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

Video surveillance is increasingly being used for new applications such as urban tolling and the monitoring of low-emission zones, according to ABI Research.

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

The 10-year draft plan aims to respond to the city’s evolving demands as well as reinforce the Council’s ambition of making the Scottish capital carbon-neutral by 2030.

VIDEO: Smart city takeaways from CES 2020

VIDEO: Smart city takeaways from CES 2020

In partnership with SmartCitiesWorld, Diana Blass from Kurrant Insights rounds up the top smart city takeaways from this week’s CES event in Las Vegas.

Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game

Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game

Blockchain could help make cities more secure and generate new value. Gianni Minetti CEO, Paradox Engineering, explains how.