Smart Cities News

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

Research from the national cycling campaign #BikeIsBest, in partnership with Strava Metro, reveals significant year-on-year increases in cycling across several major UK cities.

Accelerating city digitisation and avoiding silos with interoperable IoT data model and LPWA networks

Accelerating city digitisation and avoiding silos with interoperable IoT data model and LPWA networks

Open and interoperable data models will help cities speed up the deployment of smart technologies, writes Stephane Dejean, Chief Marketing Officer at Kerlink.

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Octavi de la Varga, secretary general of Metropolis, about how its digital platform is helping the global village battle against Covid-19.

Berlin showcases future living in energy-saving smart city quarter

Berlin showcases future living in energy-saving smart city quarter

Panasonic is extending its smart cities portfolio with the launch of Future Living Berlin, an EU Lighthouse project which aims to help decarbonise society.

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Samsø and Sønderborg have launched their strategies as part of the Danish Deadline 2020 project, DK2020, which is aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County

Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County

C-Lab Miami plans to source and attract innovative mobility ideas and technologies from around the world and test them through local proof-of-concepts.

US cities selected for Digital Kerb Challenge

US cities selected for Digital Kerb Challenge

Aspen, Nashville, Omaha, and West Palm Beach will team with kerb management company Coord on “smart zone” programmes tailored to their individual mobility challenges.

UK to fast-track e-scooter rental trials to test safety and green credentials

UK to fast-track e-scooter rental trials to test safety and green credentials

The first trials, due to last for 12 months, are expected to begin next week and will be closely monitored so the government can assess the benefits of e-scooters and their impact on public space.

O-City joins Visa's Ready for Transit programme

O-City joins Visa's Ready for Transit programme

Visa’s transit programme is aimed at companies whose technology products and capabilities can help agencies and riders realise the benefits of tapping to ride with a contactless card or digital wallet.

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.