Intelligent software and cloud-based solutions have the potential to revolutionise a city’s mobility. Nick Michell looks at new software developed by Siemens that allows city managers to monitor and maintain traffic lights and detectors from any location in the world using a private cloudRead more
Anna Lisa Boni took up her new post as Secretary General of EUROCITIES, the Brussels-based network of major European cities, on 19 June. She spoke with Jonathan Andrews about how she believes that cities are the engines to drive Europe out of its economic slump and if cities are to innovate, they must network more with each otherRead more
Cape Town is celebrating its new found honour as the World Design Capital 2014 but as Roman Rollnick observes from his recent visit, the city has a long way to go in bridging the urban divide between its residentsRead more
Prior to hosting UN-Habitat’s 7th World Urban Forum in April, Jonathan Andrews spoke with Aníbal Gaviria Correa about the transformation of his city and how hosting the Forum will signify his city’s reintegration into the global communityRead more
Bloomberg Philanthropies has set aside US$45 million to send innovation delivery teams to mayors’ offices across the US to assist in innovation and urban improvement.
Transport for London (TfL) has begun a trial of free WiFi on two buses operating in the capital, enabling passengers to keep in touch through email and social media, browse the Internet and even complete their weekly grocery shop. The trial will see WiFi technology installed on a route 12 bus, operating between Dulwich and Oxford Circus, and a route RV1 bus, which operates between Covent Garden and Tower Hill.
The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners have kicked off the year-long Global City Teams Challenge to help communities around the world work together to address issues ranging from air quality to traffic management to emergency services coordination.
Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer have announced a partnership to establish a US$350 million fund to support affordable housing throughout New York City, marking a major investment in the administration’s historic plan to create and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing.