3 days ago
Portland is hoping better vehicle and pedestrian counts, produced by high-tech sensors place on street light poles, can help deliver on Vision Zero promises.
4 days ago
Sidewalk Labs has officially set up shop as Sidewalk Toronto, with a home base in Quayside, the waterfront district that the company is tasked with transforming in the image of a "smart city."
June 13, 2018, 6am PDT
Putting the advanced hardware and software systems in the Motor City.
June 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The 1960s had the space race, the 2010s has the smart cities race. Kansas City means to win this one.
June 5, 2018, 5am PDT
"The challenge of paying for smart cities projects" report by Deloitte recommends several steps for making the most of investments in "smart city" technology by city governments.
June 4, 2018, 7am PDT
The winner of the Grand Prize for the Canada Smart Cities Challenge will receive $50 million CAD ($38.5 million USD).
May 10, 2018, 5am PDT
Three case studies of robotics technology integrated into the design and management of urban settings offers a glimpse of a potential future.
April 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has partnered with Waterfront Toronto to deploy smart city innovations in the redevelopment of the Quayside district along Toronto's Eastern Waterfront.
Project for Public Spaces via Medium
April 27, 2018, 7am PDT
Smart cities tech isn't just for cars. Portland is out to prove that sensors and data can benefit all modes of travel.
April 19, 2018, 9am PDT
The new program offers cities access to $2 billion CAD in financing as well as a network of technical support.
April 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Planned community developer LStar Ventures is building a smart city experiment near Boston.
April 1, 2018, 9am PDT
Facebook has announced plans for a new kind of city, which will begin as a new digital layer over reality in Menlo Park, California before quickly spread over everything.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Cities collecting personally identifiable data, by the government or through any third party, are responsible to abide by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, just like any other organization collecting data.
February 12, 2018, 6am PST
Sidewalk Labs' proposals for the Toronto neighborhood of Quayside reveals a preference for ride hailing over public transit.
February 10, 2018, 5am PST
The Internet of Things faces down crumbling infrastructure with an offering from AT&T designed to reduce the cost of manual inspections.
February 7, 2018, 7am PST
"Smart City" plans for the city of Columbus are taking shape.
January 30, 2018, 1pm PST
A subsidiary of Alibaba, the massive online retailer, will deploy cloud computing and artificial intelligence to help relieve congestion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
December 17, 2017, 1pm PST
Frequent Planetizen contributor Charles R. Wolfe reflects on reconciling global forces and local context in cities across three continents.
December 12, 2017, 5am PST
When it comes to "smart city" plans, there might not be a bigger blockbuster than the partnership between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet.
December 4, 2017, 12pm PST
"Smart city" plans are being announced at a steady clip. The latest master planned "smart city" proposal comes for a former U.S. Navy-owned site near Boston.