Smart cities news Archive

Telecommunication Union supports smart city projects

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has set up a study group to examine the challenges of setting standards and interoperability for the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in smart cities. The ITU Study Group will focus on building and supporting international standards to boost the use and development of IoT software and solutions.

A green future for Paris

The French government and the private sector are developing the Paris Climate Energy Plan, with the goal of decreasing 75% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. How are they going to achieve this? By creating high-rise, clean energy buildings capable of producing energy to their surrounding areas. The study presents various prototype designs of mixed

Guadalajara will become a smart city

As cities grow and the world continues its move toward urbanization, smart city planning becomes even more relevant. About $10 trillion in investments will be needed for urban infrastructure by 2025. In this regard, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is working to help municipalities address urbanization, integrating technology to create smart cities

New York and Chicago at the forefront of smart cities

New York City and Chicago have developed two major projects as part of a broader global trend towards the use of high technology to create smart cities. Last spring, NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, partnered with New York City’s Hudson Yards neighborhood to build the so-called nation’s first quantified community. The project will track data on air

Latin America at the forefront of clean public transport

Eight cities in Latin America will replace 40,000 buses with clean vehicles by 2020. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The announcement was made in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the first Latin American mayors’ forum held hosted by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The cities participating in the initiative are Curitiba,

Smart cities projects will boost economic growth in India

India has approved 100 Smart City projects and a new urban renewal mission. This would accelerate economic growth. It has been estimated that the projects will contribute more than 60 % to the GDP, while the spending on cities would be only 0.7 %. According to government speakers, the mission of building 100 smart cities