How Valletta is looking to its past for a sustainable future

Wed, 2017-11-22 01:03 -- SCC Europe Staff

Malta's capital aims to be a carbon-neutral city by 2030. Following in the footsteps of other successful areas that are part of the Smart Sustainable Districts programme (such as Moabit West in Berlin and Les Docks de Saint-Ouen in Paris), Valletta is working on a series of projects that could help similar cities who also have to take elements like tourism and historic features into account.

Are citizen-led projects the way forward for smart cities?

Wed, 2017-11-08 00:35 -- SCC Europe Staff

Involving citizens in public data collection and decision-making processes is helping cities across Europe narrow in on the projects and areas that really need shaping. Cities like Oradea in Romania have connected its public institutions to a single platform, making everything from tax paying to medical appointments easily accessible for citizens. Citizen science and sensors in Amsterdam, meanwhile, have helped monitor the city’s air quality.

How we travel is changing – and San Diego (among others) is in the driver's seat

Thu, 2017-11-02 16:18 -- Doug Peeples

Autonomous cars — vehicles that drive themselves — are coming. And they will change (and challenge) almost everything we think we know about urban mobility. Read on for examples of how San Diego and other regions are responding to the challenge. Think of them as pioneers, and consider the possibility that your city could be one, too.

Bristol takes the lead as the UK's smartest smart city. Here's why...

Thu, 2017-10-26 16:02 -- Doug Peeples

The UK has long been considered a hotbed of smart city innovation and progress, with London at the top of the list. But as of earlier this week, that spotlight is shining on Bristol. Read our story to find out why (and what your city can do to be like Bristol).

State Tech: Smart street lights lay the groundwork for future IoT deployments

Mon, 2017-10-23 15:08 -- SCC Staff

Cities looking at IoT connected technology should consider smart street lighting as a first step. Read the excerpt from State Tech (including comments from Smart Cities Week participants) to find out more about why cities are increasingly seeing street lights as a way to enhance energy efficiency and much more.

Dijon : l'éclairage public au cœur de la ville intelligente

Mon, 2017-10-23 01:53 -- SCC Europe Staff

Dans l'est de la France, Dijon s'efforce de renforcer son statut de ville intelligente en impliquant ses voisins. La ville française joint ses forces à celles des localités environnantes pour se lancer dans un projet informatique de 105 millions d'euros qui améliorera son fonctionnement, tout en permettant la réalisation d'économies sur l'éclairage public, la gestion du trafic et la sécurité publique.

Driverless cars: They're about a whole lot more than roads and traffic signals

Wed, 2017-10-04 15:25 -- Doug Peeples

Driverless vehicles are expected to have a major impact on cities within the next few years, and that impact will reach far beyond roads and streets, according to a panel of experts speaking at Smart Cities Week 2017. Read on to learn why they say city planners probably have a much bigger job ahead of them than they expect.

Oradea's plan to become Romania's first smart city

Fri, 2017-09-29 00:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

What does it take for a city to make the switch and become “smarter”? This is the question Oradea in northwest Romania is looking to answer with its plan to become the first Romanian smart city. With the Oradea Smart City strategy, the city is drafting a long-term plan based on a series of ICT-based solutions aimed to be put in place by 2025. Not only will these solutions help Oradea earn the title of Romania’s first smart city, it’ll also solve a number of public issues it currently faces.

Tech European cities defeating Silicon Valley

Fri, 2017-09-29 00:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

In a former railway yard in southeast Paris, a €200 million project is underway to create a global hub for Internet development that will be the largest start-up incubator in the world. Dubbed Halle Freyssinet (or Station F), this is just one project that will make Paris a global player in terms of Internet technology, as well as create up to 4,000 jobs and attract 1,000 French and foreign tech entrepreneurs.