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St Louis tests smart city emergency system

St Louis tests smart city emergency system

The city in Missouri reports the smart city technologies tested have proved their potential to have a “dramatic, positive impact” on day-to-day city operations across all departments.

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

It is comprised of member cities and experts from the former 100 Resilient Cities programme and supports a community of resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries.

5 ways to get more from your existing water and wastewater assets now

5 ways to get more from your existing water and wastewater assets now

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell outlines asset performance solutions utilities can implement today to enable proactive and predictive maintenance which reduces costs and disruption.

India pledges five more smart cities

India pledges five more smart cities

The proposed cities would be developed through public-private partnerships and their locations chosen to capitalise on the benefits of other economic initiatives.

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.

Walla Walla plugs 2,000 water leaks with smart utility network

Walla Walla plugs 2,000 water leaks with smart utility network

The city upgraded its infrastructure in the face of 30 per cent annual water losses.

LoRaWAN security warning for smart cities

LoRaWAN security warning for smart cities

New research warns that in extreme cases, a compromised network could mask physical attacks against infrastructure or cause industrial equipment containing volatile substances to break, combust or even explode.

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.

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.

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.