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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UAE PASS Is Now Dubai's Sole Digital ID

27 May 2020

UAE PASS is now officially the only digital identity to be used by the citizens and residents of Dubai to access thousands of government services.

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GRCN Launches Global Coalition for Cities’ Recovery Post COVID-19

17 May 2020

A global coalition of cities and resilience practitioners was launched by The Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) to help cities recover from COVID-19 impacts.

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LIVING

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Self-Driving Vehicles Are Helping Contactless Deliveries in US Cities

30 Apr 2020

While autonomous vehicles road-testing is being put on hold in the US, self-driving cars, trucks, and shuttles are going onto American streets to help deliver groceries, meals, and medical supplies

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3D Printing Is Now Saving Lives

13 Apr 2020

The critical need for a large number of ventilators has put a huge strain on healthcare systems around the world, and in the severely hit places such as Italy, shortage in ventilators has forced doctors to decide on who gets the treatment

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ECONOMY

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Future Trends in High-Tech Job Market

31 Mar 2020

Growth in technology employment is projected to rise to 12% in 2024, compared to 6,5% estimated growth in all other sectors during the same period.

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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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ENVIRONMENT

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Urban Waste Crisis: How Can Tech Help?

28 May 2020

Waste management is a major challenge for cities that are increasingly overwhelmed by the rising number of generated waste, due to the growing urbanization and industrialization.

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Apple to Include Recycled Rare Earth Elements in iPhones

05 Mar 2020

Apple is planning to use recycled rare earth elements in its recently launched iPhones, under the company’s new strategy that aims to deliver more environmentally friendly products.

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MOBILITY

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6G Is Coming: How Connected Can We Get?

13 May 2020

Technology giants and researchers already have their attention set on the next generation of cellular network technology, 6G

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China to Get World’s First “E-Port” for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles

28 Apr 2020

China’s Guangxi Province is building what it claims to be “the world’s first e-port” for autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs) in the city of Hezhou, to accelerate the commercialization of such vehicles in the tourism industry.

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SOCIAL

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This "Robotic Dog" Is Promoting Social Distancing In Singapore

17 May 2020

A four-legged, dog-like robot is being tested in Singapore to promote social-distancing in parks, garden and nature reserves, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Digital Contact Tracing: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

04 May 2020

Countries and cities who managed to flatten the curve are now looking to deploy strategies to exit from lockdowns and gradually return to life.

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