what is smart cities global network ?

The Smart Cities Global Network is an international network of smart-city stakeholders that connects cities and offers a comprehensive global platform for exchanging views, insights and ideas on the best mechanisms to create Smart Cities of the future.

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GOVERNANCE

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Experts Seek To Establish Ethical Standards For Blockchain Use

01 Mar 2020

Blockchain is an incredibly complex technology whose limits and scopes are yet to be explored

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Global Spending on Smart City Initiatives is Getting Bigger

18 Feb 2020

Global spending on smart city initiatives will reach a massive $124 billion in 2020, an increase of 18.9% over 2019, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast.

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LIVING

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Plagued by Coronavirus, Blessed by Technology

15 Mar 2020

While the global outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking the world by a massive public health crisis, technology is stepping in as the quintessential armor to help deter and find a cure for the rapidly infectious disease, while keeping people connected.

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Travel Tech: How New Behaviors Are Shaping The Industry

10 Mar 2020

The digital traveler consumes technology at each stage of the trip, from planning to booking to flying and tracking luggage, to checking nearby restaurants and landmarks, to sharing pictures and experiences through social media; technology is now part of the travel ritual.

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ECONOMY

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EU Toughens Rules On Private Digital Currencies

11 Mar 2020

The European Union regulators are adding more pressure on private digital currencies, like Facebook’s Libra, as EU finance ministers agree that such currencies will not operate in the Union before “addressing outstanding regulatory concerns.”

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Smart City Tech Market To Reach $263 Billion Within A Decade

08 Mar 2020

More cities around the world are realizing the benefits of technology-driven services and contributing to the continued global growth of the smart city tech market, according to a Navigant Research report.

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ENVIRONMENT

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Technology Is Making Water Management Smarter

25 Feb 2020

Smart water management is a tech solution to climate disruptions and infrastructure shortfalls; it relies on data, sensors, and connectivity to allow real-time information flow

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Exploring Carbon Removal Tech to Fight Climate Change

26 Jan 2020

A technology that removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air is receiving significant attention from major fossil fuel companies, in the hopes of mitigating the risks of climate while creating economic value.

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MOBILITY

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Coronavirus Push AV Tech Companies to Suspend Testing

24 Mar 2020

Major autonomous driving technology companies around the world have suspended car testing that involves backup drivers, in a bit of reducing contact between drivers and riders

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Dubai Is Getting Self-Driving “Sky Pods”

04 Mar 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reached an agreement with Beem Car, a UK urban transport company, to develop a high-speed cable car network in the sky.

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SOCIAL

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AI Can Predict Crimes, But Is It Bias-Free?

03 Mar 2020

Human-computer interaction is reaching new levels with the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in various applications for multiple purposes.

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Vienna Trials “Culture-Token” to Reward Car-Free Transport

26 Feb 2020

In a bid to promote green transportation and cut emissions, the Austrian capital will start rewarding car-free travel with free access to museums and concerts.

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