Smart cities are losing their luster — here's why

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Smart cities” built from scratch have so far failed to live up to their much-hyped promise

Urban Innovation’s smart cities fund secures $121 million

Impact Alpha

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Smart City Capital to deploy 200 ADS-TEC Energy DC fast chargers in Florida

Charged

EVSE manufacturer ADS-TEC Energy (NASDAQ: ADSE) has announced that Smart City Capital will be deploying more than 200 ADS-TEC Energy ultra-high-speed ChargeBox charging stations throughout Florida. Fleets and Infrastructure Newswire The Infrastructure Smart City Capital

Luca Curci Architects designs a zero-energy smart city of the future

Inhabitat - Innovation

"The Link" is a net-zero energy smart city for the future

Tencent gets proposal from MVRDV for green smart city

Inhabitat - Innovation

After two years of development, MVRDV has unveiled their competition entry for Chinese tech giant Tencent’s next campus—a green and futuristic smart city shaped like a continuous undulating mountain range.

The State Of Greenfield Smart Cities In Africa

Forbes Green Tech

Grand projects like these certainly exist in developed nations, but the developing world hosts its own share of greenfield smart city aspirations.

Smart Cities and Curb Management: Innovating for success

CleanTech Group

Curb spaces have historically been a source of parking revenue for cities, but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for regulating a. Cleantech Insights Sector Insights Transportation and Logistics

Local authorities urged to embrace 'smart city capabilities'

Business Green

The increased cost of living and pressure to cut carbon emissions means it has never been more important for local authorities to develop "smart city capabilities".

Meet the 2019 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge winners

CleanTech San Diego

SMART CITIES COUNCIL, April 17, 2019 – The Smart Cities Council has named the winners of its annual Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, honoring five communities across North American for ambitious smart cities visions that are impactful, collaborative, inclusive and sustainable. The post Meet the 2019 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge winners appeared first on Cleantech San Diego. Highlights Smart Cities San Diego

Tencent's 'smart city' seen as model for post-coronavirus China

Eco-Business

A new smart city that prioritises people and the environment with the help of technolgy may be a model in a post-pandemic world

Event - WFES Smart Cities Expo & Forum

Green Market Oracle

WFES Smart Cities Expo & Forum will take place on January 13 – 16, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Smart Cities Readiness Challenge Narrowed to 10 Finalists – Government Technology, March 21, 2019

CleanTech San Diego

Cleantech San Diego Named a Top 10 Finalist in the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge. These are some of the challenges a number of municipalities are taking on as they explore smart city projects. That’s part of the takeaway from the proposals submitted by more than 100 jurisdictions from the United States, Canada and Mexico to the 2019 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge. Smart Cities San Diego

Smart cities of the future: eco-utopia or dystopian nightmare?

Eco-Business

Set to be the world's most connected and sustainable expo, Expo 2020 claims to be a blueprint for future cities. Other smart city projects from Asia to Africa have similar visions, but will they live up to promises of urban utopia

Has Covid-19 strengthened the case for smart cities?

Eco-Business

Greater awareness of sustainability coupled with the need to adopt digital solutions during the pandemic has ensured that cities continue to become smarter by the day

The Path Forward for Electricity and Smart Cities • 7/2/20

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Utilities play a major role in building future liveable, resilient, and smart cities. July 2, 2020. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST. Virtual Event. Register. They genuinely want to find ways to transform their businesses and meet their customer expectations.

City of San Diego Launches Inclusive Connected Communities Roadmap for Smart City Projects

CleanTech San Diego

The City of San Diego is implementing a new smart city strategy that could bring smart city technologies to underserved areas of the city. Using this approach, the City’s goal is for smart city planning to first identify how technology can meet the needs of communities of concern – empowering communities that previously had limited access to such benefits and limited input in the decision-making process. Smart Cities San Diego

Future Smart Cities (FSC) - 3rd Edition

Eco-Business

A smart city is one that uses information and communication technologies with the aim of increasing operational efficiency, sharing information with the public, and improving not only the quality of government services but also the citizens' well-being

Tencent gets proposal from MVRDV for green smart city

AGreenLiving

After two years of development, MVRDV has unveiled its competition entry for Chinese tech giant Tencent’s next campus — a green and futuristic smart city shaped like a continuous undulating mountain range. Tencent gets proposal from MVRDV for green smart city.

Smart Cities & Buildings (SCB) Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Smart Cities & Buildings (SCB) Asia is the region's unique marketplace showcasing the latest innovations in smart facility management, security & surveillance, smart construction, Internet of Things and Smart City Adoption

(Un)intentional Effects: A Social Network Analysis of the Spanish Network of Smart Cities

Ideas 4 Sustainability

This number is projected to rise continuously in the future, challenging cities to transform themselves into successful, competitive units within a globalized world. A model called Smart City aims at delivering better structural advantages to cities through technical,… Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Today, roughly 55% of the world’s population lives in urban settlements.

Smart cities are losing their luster — here’s why

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Smart cities” built from scratch have so far failed to live up to their much-hyped promise. See the original post here: Smart cities are losing their luster — here’s why. Business Green a-dozen-areas built-from diversity familiar-sustainability far-failed much need-for

Smart cities are losing their luster — here’s why

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Smart cities” built from scratch have so far failed to live up to their much-hyped promise. Read the original here: Smart cities are losing their luster — here’s why. Business Green are-coming built-from climate-crisis dozen-areas far-failed need-for offsets quality reflect-the

The Brief: Climate stakes in NYC election, small business resilience, South Africa’s smart cities, affordable irrigation, sustainable investing performance

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Climate stakes in NYC election, small business resilience, South Africa’s smart cities, affordable irrigation, sustainable investing performance appeared first on Impact Alpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact!

Curitiba Is Evolving But Remains a Model for Urban Sustainability

The City Fix

I recently had the pleasure of re-visiting Curitiba, Brazil, thanks to an invitation from the Smart Cities Expo. I made my first pilgrimage in 2000, when Bogotá was implementing its bus rapid transit system, Transmilenio, and returned twice after that.

China’s Economy Hinges On A Low-Carbon Life For Future Smart Cities

Forbes Green Tech

As China moves its rural population into urban areas, it is working fast to create "smart cities" that have zero-carbon goals. It's a strategy that it says will also attract new investment

Envision Digital hires Ynse de Boer from Accenture as smart city and decarbonisation lead

Eco-Business

Based in Singapore, de Boer will lead Envision's smart city, smart spaces and decarbonisation programmes, after 17 years with Accenture

What will the smart city of the future look like?

Climate-KIC

Smart energy company Drayton, have created an interactive graphic that will tell you just how long it will be until your city is filled with extraordinary and innovative technology. Simply enter your age and the piece will reveal what you could see come to a city near you from as soon as 2019. The post What will the smart city of the future look like?

Work on UK's 'largest' smart city green energy system kicks off in Peterborough

Business Green

Plans to link up waste-to-energy, heat networks, battery storage and electric vehicle charge points could serve as a blueprint for other UK cities, according to council. If successful, the project could be used as a blueprint for other cities and towns, the project partners said.

Smart city technologies pose serious threats to women waste workers in India

Eco-Business

Technology for modernising waste management favours male workers. Urban development should focus on the needs of everyday people, instead of chasing aesthetic ideals and profit-making imperatives

BlocPower secures a $3 million guarantee from Kresge Foundation for building electrification

Impact Alpha

Catalytic Capital Clean Energy Climate and Clean Tech Climate Finance Dealflow Impact Tech Smart CitiesImpactAlpha, July 26 — Troy, Mich.-based based Kresge Foundation has committed a $3 million guarantee to BlocPower. The foundation’s commitment supports a loan-loss reserve.

BlocPower secures $30 million from Microsoft to retrofit old city buildings

Impact Alpha

The post BlocPower secures $30 million from Microsoft to retrofit old city buildings appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Clean Energy Climate and Clean Tech Climate Finance Dealflow Impact Tech Smart Cities

Luca Curci Architects designs a zero-energy smart city of the future

AGreenLiving

According to the United Nations, 5 billion people are projected to live in cities by 2030. In response to the growing challenge of urban populations and their accompanying carbon emissions, Italian design practice Luca Curci Architects has proposed The Link, a self-sustainable “vertical city” with the goal of net-zero energy operations. Designed to accommodate 200,000 people, the futuristic proposal will be presented to cities around the world.

Luca Curci Architects designs a zero-energy smart city of the future

AGreenLiving

According to the United Nations, 5 billion people are projected to live in cities by 2030. In response to the growing challenge of urban populations and their accompanying carbon emissions, Italian design practice Luca Curci Architects has proposed The Link, a self-sustainable “vertical city” with the goal of net-zero energy operations. Designed to accommodate 200,000 people, the futuristic proposal will be presented to cities around the world.

If we want smart cities, we need to double down on rail transit

Eco-Business

A robust, rail-centric network should remain the backbone into which other transportation modes, like autonomous shuttles, ride-sharing and scooters, can feed

Smart City Planning & Urban Design Summit

Eco-Business

"Building strong connections and productive cooperation between municipalities, business, and society

Engine No. 1 backs Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro

Impact Alpha

Clean Energy Climate Finance Dealflow Green Infrastructure Impact Investing Impact Tech Innovative Finance Smart CitiesImpactAlpha, January 19 – Taipei-based Gogoro builds zero-emission and electric smartscooters with swappable batteries.

China’s Smart Cities Are Magnets For Economic Growth And Environmental Stewardship

Forbes Green Tech

China's Suzhou Industrial Park is model community complete with high-investment from the world's most highly-regarded companies -- ones that use cloud computing and artificial intelligence. And it's one of many in China

Generate raises $2 billion amid sustainable infrastructure push

Impact Alpha

Clean Energy Climate and Clean Tech Climate Finance Dealflow Green Infrastructure Signals Smart Cities WaterImpactAlpha, July 19 – Project finance is in hot demand as corporations, governments and other organizations scramble to green their operations. That’s fueling.

‘Healthy living’ SPAC Better World Acquisition Corp. launches on Nasdaq

Impact Alpha

Dealflow Health and Medtech Smart CitiesImpactAlpha, November 16 — A new special purpose acquisition company is looking to raise $110 million to acquire and take public a company.

Plentywaka and Kai Senegal raise funds to shake up West African transport

Impact Alpha

Africa Dealflow Frontier and Growth Markets Smart CitiesImpactAlpha, August 31 – Communal ride-hailing service Plentywaka helps bridge gaps in Nigerians’ daily commute with transport to and from bus stations.

A $55 million credit facility will help Urban Energy develop community solar in NYC

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 24 — Brooklyn-based solar developer Urban Energy is accelerating clean distributed energy for the city’s buildings, which account for over 70%. Clean Energy Climate Finance Community Finance Dealflow Smart Cities

Jaguar Land Rover’s Project Vector Is An Exciting Flexible Smart City Transport Concept

Forbes Green Tech

Jaguar Land Rover's Project Vector is a flexible clean urban transport idea as part of the marque’s wider “Destination Zero” plan - a collaborative project with other transport providers and academics for a flexible urban mobility network

2150 raises nearly €270 million to reimagine cities

Impact Alpha

The post 2150 raises nearly €270 million to reimagine cities appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Climate and Clean Tech Dealflow Europe Impact Tech Smart Cities