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Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

The city’s highways contractor, Amey, has partnered with Connexin to build the latest UK smart city, starting with digitised city roadways and the Internet of Things.

Whittlesea launches smart city data project for public space management

Whittlesea launches smart city data project for public space management

The city council said the data will enable it to be more efficient and effective in the way it manages public buildings and outdoor spaces.

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed LA’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example which lays out a carbon neutral vision and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity.

The future of smart city tech: Helping governments be proactive, not reactive

The future of smart city tech: Helping governments be proactive, not reactive

Applying smart technology to waste and recycling fleets provides a win for citizens, governments and the environment, and helps build equitable communities, says Rubicon’s Michael Allegretti.

Tallinn and Penang scoop top climate challenge awards

Tallinn and Penang scoop top climate challenge awards

Semi-finalists from five global cities and 10 citizens from eight nations attended the recent ChangeNow summit in Paris for the inaugural Climathon Global Awards.

San Antonio forms 'R&D League' for data-driven decisions

San Antonio forms 'R&D League' for data-driven decisions

The collaborative research and development programme aims to help the city work in a more agile way and make data-driven decisions.

VIDEO: In Brainport Smart District, residents will own their data

VIDEO: In Brainport Smart District, residents will own their data

Cathalijne Dortmans, Deputy Mayor, City of Helmond, said: “Brainport Smart District is a living lab of technological innovation. It’s also a district for social innovation."

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Fast-growing neighbourhoods are the perfect testing ground for the latest connected technologies. Toby Olshanetsky, co-founder and CEO of prooV, highlights a "quiet" technological revolution.

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam’s Climate Agreement includes plans for large-scale solutions such as offshore windmills, a hydrogen network and insulation of social housing, as well as smaller-scale initiatives such as car-sharing and cycling classes for children.

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.