The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) predicts that future increases in the world’s
“We don’t have enough people to keep up.” “We have to go through miles of
As cities become more congested – the United Nations estimate 70% of all humans will
The IESE Business School in Barcelona has released the data for the world’s smartest cities for
Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones
This isn’t just about Facebook: When Google is building cities and cars are turning into
Digital stardust won’t magically make future cities more affordable or resilient. The term “smart city”
Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years.
Smart city growth is at a tipping point, and there are plenty of jobs
Last year, Columbus, Ohio, won a $50 million grant for high-tech transportation innovation, with a
As the world’s biggest cities continue to sprawl with many millions of new people, they’ll
Emergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform
Cities talk a lot about harnessing big data, but their efforts vary widely. Some, like New
Cities, smart or not, have emerged as key initiatives for local governments. As these governments
The alarm on your smart phone went off 10 minutes earlier than usual this morning.
When there’s a big project with public dollars in the city of New Orleans, the
In 2007 US creative cities “guru” Richard Florida was flown up to Noosa to tell the local
The one thing truest about technology is that it is always evolving. These days, technology
Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the
Pittsburgh has declared itself an “inclusive innovation city,” meaning it is committed to making sure
Biometric markers could replace physical payment methods, speeding entry for passengers (and discouraging fare evaders).
We often think of ‘magnetism’ as a human quality, as well as a physical phenomenon.
Jurong Island, a man-made smear of sand, lies just off the southern coast of Singapore.
Australia, one of the world’s most urbanised nations, is looking to up its investment in
Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings.
Smart cities create a symbiosis between information, the Internet of Things and technologies to make
By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How
Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a
IoT (Internet of Things) has become the talk of the technological world, but have you
The city of Singapore has singed a new deal in partnership with automotive supplier Delphi
Dubai is to embark on another ambitious project — this time building a 7,000 square
The Economist Intelligence Unit, operating under parent media group, The Economist conducts research and analysis
Back in the 1960s, the influential urban planner and journalist Jane Jacobs put American cities
Futuristic supermarkets promise customers the truth about their shopping, says Prof Carlo Ratti, but what
The federal government’s recently released Smart Cities Plan is built on three pillars: smart investment,
First dreamed up in 1969, the bus may help Chinese cities ease traffic and curb
THE BICYCLE MAKES sense in cities. With rising urbanization, our cities need modern mobility solutions,
City planning has many approaches that have been used to enable better economic, social and
The internet has reached our cities. A smart city is optimised for efficiency, productivity and
Last year the Institute of Museum and Library Services offered a catchy statistic: the United
Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome’s residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they
Government-deployed sensors will collect and coordinate an unprecedented amount of data on daily life in
Often referred to as the “Whitest City in America,” Portland, Oregon, has made concerted efforts
Will American cities learn to love China’s best homegrown architect? Ready or not, here he
U.S. DOT and Sidewalk Labs Partner in the Smart City Challenge; Sidewalk Labs to Create
Today, the idea that data can play a key role in the design and management
The government last month revealed names of the first 20 smart cities that will get
Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities
To mark the 50th anniversary of close bilateral ties between Singapore and Denmark, the two