While local governments can and should manage much of the evolution to “smart cities,” national governments have an important role to play as well in accelerating and coordinating their development. Indeed, the long-term success of smart cities will likely depend on whether national governments support their development.
Autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrencies, and body worn cameras each could have unintended consequences on vulnerable populations, according to new research from the National League of Cities.
Cities around the world are creating and deploying smart city strategies. It is time to take stock and review what is happening worldwide. Future Cities Catapult is striving to shed light on what smart city strategies mean in practice, and how they differ across the world.
A new report from TRL and Royal Holloway, University of London, has revealed that four out of five of the people surveyed (81%) are open to the idea of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the UK’s roads.
mySociety has published a report as a result of the Civic Tech Cities project, attempting to shed light on one of the more opaque forms of civic technology implementation, namely, the tech developed and implemented by public institutions in response to their own assessment of service-user and citizen needs. This project was designed to examine how civic tech implemented by […]
Efforts to promote sustainable urban growth don’t add up if preserving culture and heritage is not central to the equation.
As urban growth has exploded over the past half century, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. From New York to Medellin to Copenhagen, mayors and city managers are finding novel ways to address some of the biggest challenges facing society, whether combating entrenched poverty, financing new infrastructure projects, or protecting the environment. Yet for all the innovative policies taking root in cities across the globe, there are few reliable mechanisms to share what is working. This report aims to fill the gap.
Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General.
To view a city from above is to observe a world in motion. Trains carry people to and from work; taxis circulate in abstract patterns; trucks deliver goods and carry away garbage; pedestrians hustle down city blocks; cyclists zip through traffic. Mobility is the lifeblood of our cities and essential for urban life.