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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Report: Pandemic Is Driving Govtech Investment Surge

28 Jan 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven greater investment into the govtech sector, causing a surge in development, deployment, and investment in tech-based innovations

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Understanding Circular Construction

11 Jan 2021

It is genuinely believed that the innovation within the jargon of Circular Economy(CE) must follow one of the basic principles of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse.

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LIVING

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AI-Based System Brings Folk Singer’s Voice Back to Life

02 Feb 2021

Fans of the late South Korean folk-rock singer Kim Kwang-seok will be able to hear him perform a new song cover, thank to an AI-based voice system that learns to capture voices and mimic them to recreate new songs.

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Blockchain is Helping Hospitals Keep Track of COVID-19 Vaccines

28 Jan 2021

In one of the first initiatives in the world, two hospitals in Britain are utilizing blockchain technology to track the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines.

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ECONOMY

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Canada Authorizes World's First Bitcoin ETF

15 Feb 2021

Canada’s main securities regulator, the Ontario Securities Commission, has cleared the launch of the world’s first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF)

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Report: Global VR Market to Reach USD 57.55 Billion By 2027

31 Dec 2020

The global virtual reality (VR) market size is expected to reach USD 57.55 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 44.3% during the forecast period

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ENVIRONMENT

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The EU Wants 30 Million EVs On the Road By 2030

23 Dec 2020

A huge step up from the 1.8 million electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles registered in Europe at the end of last year

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Montreal Applies “Climate Test” to City Decisions

20 Dec 2020

The city of Montreal has adopted a “climate test” to ensure that all its actions and operations contribute to the fight against climate change

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MOBILITY

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The Shortcut to Hardware-Agnostic Cities

22 Mar 2021

Disorganized approaches to urbanization will and have created badly planned cities with overcrowding, which is resulting in wastage of the world's natural resources, ghettos, and lack of facilities.

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Seoul Installs Drone-Charging Smart Poles

21 Mar 2021

Twenty-six smart poles have already been installed in six different areas, with each pole’s functions customized to the needs of its location in the city

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SOCIAL

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WhatsApp is Bringing Voice and Video Calls to Desktop in 2021

24 Dec 2020

WhatsApp will introduce voice and video calling features to the messaging app’s desktop version next year

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Covid-19 Drove More Users to Digital Fitness

22 Dec 2020

Fitness apps have seen a steep rise in users during the pandemic

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