Category SDG11 Sustainable Cities & Communities

‘Radical’ collaboration: G3id event inspires innovation to speed up the SDGs

Multi-colored balloons float high above an exhibition stand showing a simple, home-based solution to disinfect drinking water. Young men and women in T-shirts explain the newest app for connecting farmers to markets. A woman in a bright blue scarf hands out pencils and questionnaires about locally sourced fresh produce.  A man wearing a blazer and […]

#WorldWaterDay: How ICTs are creating smart water and sanitation systems

Out of the global population of some 7.5 billion people, 2.4 billion currently lack access to adequate sanitation facilities, 1.8 billion people use a contaminated source of drinking water and by 2030 the global demand for water is expected to grow by 50%. As the magnitude of the global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation […]

LoRa Alliance promotes its low-cost tech by focusing on emerging market applications

Kenya Red Cross partnered with LoRa Alliance to host a global IoT challenge Methane detector solution OMEDS was overall winner Other finalists included pest control and medicine transportation solution Winner to test solution in Kenya in real-world deployments The LoRa Alliance has announced the winner of its second global IoT challenge focused on creating a […]

At MWC, AT&T and Dublin announce deal to boost Smart City capabilities

Dublin and AT&T, the US-based wireless and mobile provider, have signed an agreement to help the Irish capital foster IoT best practices. The announcement, made in Barcelona during GSMA’s annual Mobile World Congress, is the first city the company will formally partner with outside of the US. “I don’t think it was just the Guinness!” Jamie […]

EU’s new ‘Autopilot’ project aims to use automated vehicles for smarter cities

A new three-year European project, AUTOPILOT, has been launched to enable safer highly automated driving using smart and connected objects and the Internet of Things (IoT). Financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the IoT enabled automated vehicles will be deployed at six pilot tests sites in France, Finland, Korea, Spain, Italy […]

Powering smart grid roll-out

The race is on to upgrade current electric power systems to “smart grids” by incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) to deliver power more efficiently, reliably and sustainably. The global Smart Grid as a Service market is expected to more than quadruple in the next decade, from $1.3 billion in 2016 to $6 billion in […]

New data initiative launched for Indian cities

In a bid to build high calibre data in Indian cities, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) has launched the joint City Data for India Initiative with Tata Trusts in Mumbai. The goal of the initiative is to empower city leaders, decision-makers and citizens from cities across India to make data-informed decisions to improve […]