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.

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

The 11 start-ups chosen are committed to tackling common urban challenges in areas such as air quality, carbon emissions, digital inclusion and congestion.

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

The research, carried out by Honda, was based on a range of factors including household recycling, domestic CO2 emissions and household eco measures, combined with survey responses.

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Through the City Possible network, the two parties will focus on greater interaction between business clients and government entities to drive innovation and spur demand for green financing.

Dundee digitises data to speed up its climate action plans

Dundee digitises data to speed up its climate action plans

The Scottish city will be using the ClimateView software platform that is designed to help cities live up to their pledges of becoming carbon neutral by visualising action plans.

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.

Puerto Rico deploys secure IoT network to digitalise critical infrastructure

Puerto Rico deploys secure IoT network to digitalise critical infrastructure

Everynet’s business model makes the neutral-host network infrastructure available to all local service providers enabling them to build low-power IoT connectivity into their product and service offerings.

Climate and sustainability masters programme gets the green light

Climate and sustainability masters programme gets the green light

The programme is aimed at both existing urban professionals, as well as those with multi-disciplinary environmental backgrounds and will create professional pathways in urban climate change leadership.

Former Philadelphia mayor joins the board of Rubicon

Former Philadelphia mayor joins the board of Rubicon

Michael Nutter is expanding his role with the smart waste and recycling company after partnering with RubiconSmartCity in his capacity as an advisory board member for two years.

DIFC and Etisalat join forces to implement smart technologies

DIFC and Etisalat join forces to implement smart technologies

Dubai International Financial Centre will become the telecoms provider’s preferred location to test smart city and other advanced technologies as they are developed.