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Five cities win the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant

There were 133 cities vying for one of five spots as part of a grant program from the Smart Cities Council. Find out the winning cities.<p>Austin, …

Whose Smart City? Tomorrow's Cities Need to Be Shaped by Residents

Bringing some people power back into urban planning.<p>Smart cities offer a utopic vision of the future, where city dwellers will be in synch with their urban environments. You've got the sweeping Masdar City complex in Abu Dhabi's deserts to futuristic cityscapes in South Korea's Songdo business …

Open data, digitalisation and how to create smart cities of the future

With the lack of growth of local digital services, can UK cities deliver secure, resilient tech and data infrastructures?<p>A lack of chief technology officers (CTOs) and sweeping local government budget cuts could undermine the UK’s plans to develop smart city services, according to a leading smart …

City Politics

What makes a Smart City?

In our Asia Vision Series features, we dive into key industry trends and issues with our subject matter experts and visionaries across the region. In …

How Blockchain Will Evolve In 2017

In the past, blockchain — which is known as a distributed ledger technology for both financial and non-financial transactions — seemed like a mysterious concept that only technologists could understand. However, the various advancements in blockchain applications in 2016 helped more people and more …

Blockchain

Singapore: The robot city

The “fourth industrial revolution”, an era of unprecedented automation and connectivity, could reshape the urban environment and have profound …

Five of the top global smart cities really are the brightest

A telltale clue that you’re in a smart city is prominent LED lighting infrastructure, and five of the smartest global cities are absolutely festooned with futuristic lampposts.<p>Lux Review highlighted which cities are the global leaders when it comes to integrating advanced lighting and other smart …

Why we need smart cities

<b>Key takeaways</b>• The conversation about smart cities tends to focus on technology, but there’s a lot more to it.<br>• We need to effect changes to systems, …

Smart Cities

Smart Cities Solving Parking and Driving Challenges

Smart cities and cars are getting even smarter as technological disruption continues to shake up the transportation industry. By 2021, more than 380 …

Nokia announces smart cities framework

Nokia's smart cities framework is focused on the collection, sharing, and usage of data to personalise cities with a top-down approach led by the …

Smart Cities Reverse Pitch Focuses on Community Needs

<b>Twenty-thousand dollars will be up</b> for grabs at the Smart Cities Gigabit Reverse Pitch event Friday at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing …

Business Development

Smart cities must be people-centered, equitable cities

Brooks Rainwater Contributor<p>Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Do cities still want a sharing economy?<br>• As tech startups surge in cities, inclusive economic growth must be a …

5G Networks: Making Smart Cities a Reality

By Juliet Van WagenenThe next generation of connectivity will play a huge role in enabling the Internet of Things, connected transit and other …

Government Technology

How 'smart city' technology is connecting Europeans

Urban sprawl is the reality for two out of three people living in Europe. This edition of Real Economy comes from the Spanish city of Valencia.<p>As we move to urban economic powerhouses for jobs and opportunities we also have to deal with critical issues like economic hardships, such as housing, …

Taking the smart route to inclusive, sustainable and connected cities

Organized efficiently, cities can be engines of economic growth. But poorly planned urbanization can have serious long-term consequences — leading to …

Interconnection Oriented Architectures (IOA) Will Be The Backbone Of Smart Cities

The term smart city could be a bit of a misnomer. A better description might be ‘intelligent interconnected’ city. I say that because the “smart” …

Smart Cities

Intel shows how smart cities are constantly communicating

Intel showed the future of smart cities at Mobile World Congress, and it’s an always-watching, always-communicating city. Maybe that creeps you out a bit, but there are potential beneifts: Improved traffic flow. Better information. Maybe even better help in an emergency. Here are highlights from …

SXSW Interactive 2017: Artificial intelligence, smart cities will be major themes this year

The annual gathering in Austin, Texas, is a major forum for identifying the latest tech trends<p>When it was founded 31 years ago, South by Southwest was easier to define: It was an annual musical showcase linking up-and-coming recording artists with industry executives in Austin, Texas, a city known …