Category SDG11 Sustainable Cities & Communities

Big Data for big impact: Swisscom’s smart city infrastructure project

17 May is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the theme “Big Data for Big Impact.” ITU and our members are exploring how Big Data can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.  Big Data is a valuable tool for 21st century infrastructure projects and the case of Swisscom’s smart city project illustrates how Big Data can help […]

Big Data to tackle grand challenges: A look at IBM Research Africa’s projects

17 May is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the theme “Big Data for Big Impact.” ITU and our members are exploring how Big Data can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.  IBM Research Africa is currently working on a wide range of development projects across Africa, using Big Data to make headway towards achieving the United […]

‘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 […]