Smart Cities News

New-generation smart benches and smart waste solutions launched

New-generation smart benches and smart waste solutions launched

Include’s latest Steora City bench is powered by advanced artificial intelligence and creates revenue opportunities with an optional smart outdoor advertising system.

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

CDP has named 88 global cities that are working to become resilient, healthy, and prosperous places to live and work while cutting emissions and rapidly building resilience against the climate crisis.

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Nesta wants to work with cities around the world to identify and scale up innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build “thriving, inclusive, resilient communities”.

Cities urged to consider green banks to deliver a green and just recovery

Cities urged to consider green banks to deliver a green and just recovery

C40 Cities has published a guide on why and how cities should explore this sustainable approach to financing, based on the experiences of major locally operating green banks.

Seattle launches city streets clean-up plan

Seattle launches city streets clean-up plan

Data from Seattle Public Utilities’ illegal dumping programme shows an almost 200 per cent increase in the volume of material collected from Q2 to Q3 2020.

Smart energy innovators wanted for India and Thailand

Smart energy innovators wanted for India and Thailand

The new Energy Launchpad International programme, drawing on technical energy system expertise, will provide access to incubation and acceleration support for a “virtual mission” to India and Thailand.

Xavier Mathieu, CEO, Birdz

Xavier Mathieu, CEO, Birdz

Birdz has a central role in its parent company’s “raison d’être” to resource the world. Xavier Mathieu talks about the importance of having a job with purpose and why environmental IoT’s time has come.

Fourteen Israeli cities take part in project to monitor sewage for Covid-19 outbreaks

Fourteen Israeli cities take part in project to monitor sewage for Covid-19 outbreaks

The anticipation is that BGU scientists and collaborators might eventually be able to predict outbreaks based on the neighbourhood or even at street level.

SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive

SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive

Innovations include using data from end-users to create new services and business models and user-centric approaches that help to reduce fuel poverty.

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.