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Finalists announced for C40 and Siemens Awards

C40 and Siemens have announced the 29 cities that have been nominated as finalists for the City Climate Leadership Awards. The cities, which span five continents, have demonstrated leadership in climate solutions, as identified by an independent, seven-member judging panel consisting of former city mayors and architects as well as representatives from the World Bank, […]

C40 and Siemens announce new climate change initiative and global award

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens have announced a new technical partnership to combat the impacts of global climate change.

Siemens launches showcase for sustainable cities

Siemens unveiled the Crystal, dubbed the world’s largest urban sustainability centre, at a grand opening today in the east end of London “It is a new attraction for London but it also has an incredible educational and scientific component,” said Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. “This is showing what urban life is going to be like […]

London continues mobility drive with new trains, walking app

Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 94 new Tube trains and launched a new walking app in a fresh bid to make it easier, quicker, and healthier to get around the city. The new state-of-the-art fleet of ‘Inspiro London’ Tube trains are set to replace 50-year-old trains operating the city’s Piccadilly line. Trains will be […]

How the UN and Deutsche Telekom are supporting local authorities in their digitisation efforts

What is United Smart Cities and what’s the aim? Kari Aina Eik, General Secretary of the Organisation for International Economic relations (OiER) & Executive Director United Smart Cities: United Smart Cities (USC) is a programme set up by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and OiER in 2014. Building up smart and sustainable […]

Four US cities launch 5G networks

Sacramento, Houston, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles have launched the ‘world’s first’ commercial 5G broadband Internet service. Built on Verizon’s 5G network, the public-private partnership infrastructure provides 5G to the home and will, in the future, allow the cities to test autonomous vehicles and other developing technologies on the network. Speaking to Cities Today on the […]

Smart cities: embracing the urban data economy

By Susan Kuchinskas* Investment in the smart technologies revolutionising urban mobility, energy, buildings and governance will give birth to a multi-trillion-dollar market in under a decade. These smart technologies will transform the quality of life for urban citizens and the operational success of businesses. But before cities and global businesses can realise these benefits, they […]

New report highlights advantages of AVs for first and last mile trips

A new report examining the impact of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) on cities has highlighted that the biggest benefit could be for first and last mile journeys. Siemens’ Global Center of Competence Cities released the report–Cities in the Driving Seat—during the World Cities Summit in Singapore. The greatest benefit highlighted by the report was the […]

Smart City Expo World Congress

When: 14th November 2017 – 16th November 2017 all-day
Where: Fira de Barcelona (Gran Via Venue), Barcelona, Spain

The international summit on smart cities and urban solutions will also host the first Smart Mobility World Congress Smart City Expo World Congress will focus on citizen empowerment on its biggest edition Under the theme Empower[…]

Travel of tomorrow: Innovation for the future of integrated, intermodal transport

As the number of people moving to and within cities increases, several challenges become apparent in regard to urban transport. To start with, public transport systems often do not meet demand with respect to capacity, comfort or safety, which means people continue to rely on their cars to get around. The result: stifling congestion, not […]