Smart Cities News

The impact of COVID-19 on the digitisation of public transport

Anne Grünkorn, Managing Director of LogPay Mobility Services, speaks to The Innovation Platform about the influence of COVID-19 on the digitisation of public transport...

The European Commission plans for a bright digital future

The European Commission have unveiled their strategy to transform digital innovation within EU member states in order to develop better, more sustainable technology. The European...

The 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism to showcase their practices

The 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism, Gothenburg and Málaga, will be taking part in this year's ITB in Berlin, the world's leading travel...

How smart is your city?

Researchers have assessed the top ranking smart cities in Australia by evaluating each city against criteria based on the ‘four pillars of economy’. A new...

US Army and FlexTech to accelerate sensor technology

In collaboration with the US Army Research Laboratory, SEMI-FlexTech will launch six projects to accelerate sensor and sensor system innovations. SEMI-FlexTech have announced the launch...

Into the thriving market of electric buses

The global market for electric buses is predicted to reach 291,000 units by 2026, this increase is due to the surge in environmental consciousness. The...

European funded project to bring AI to the mobility sector

Six European cities will use Artificial Intelligence enabled technologies to move towards carbon neutrality as part of the three-year EU-funded project, AI4Cities. AI4Cities is a...

SMURBS project’s portfolio of solutions for smart cities

Dr Evangelos Gerasopoulos, coordinator of the SMURBS/ERA-PLANET project, advocates for earth observation as an integral part of a smart...

Urban laboratories: GrowSmarter project is a leading light for smart cities

Stockholm, Barcelona and Cologne have taken on the role of urban laboratories for cities of the future as part of a European project aimed...

Digital transformation: public sector needs a back to basics approach

What does it take for wide scale digital transformation to succeed in a cash-strapped, highly regulated world, where any technological advancement must cater to...

aspern Seestadt urban lab: an innovation leader in Vienna

aspern Seestadt aims to become an innovation leader in affordable housing, smart mobility and energy; and social inclusion. In 2027, the population of Vienna is...

UK smart city adoption hampered by low awareness, funding

ATG Access Managing Director Gavin Hepburn discusses how the challenges posed by urbanisation can be overcome with smart city technology. Over the years, the world...

Smart Cities

A Smart city can be defined as the effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens.

Smart cities can also be described as those who adopt scalable solutions that take advantage of information and communications technology (ICT) to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and enhance quality of life.