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President of China, Xi Jinping recently emphasised on the potential blockchain as a smart city technology. Describing it as an “important breakthrough” he urged China to grab the opportunity offered by blockchain to boost the country’s development.  The statements from the Chinese President were taken by surprise. Because the nation...
Management of freshwater, wastewater and stormwater is still a big deal for many cities around the world. The pace at which the global population is growing marks the increase in the volume of sewage as well. And along with the rising threat from climate change, matters are becoming more...
Different government agencies from all over the world are transforming their cities into smart cities. Because of the increasing pollution levels, the world environment is facing multiple challenges, and global warming is one of them. The main reason for this increase in temperature of the globe is the release...
With the still burgeoning development of the Internet of Things (IoT), today’s tech experts are finding better ways to integrate smart devices into homes. Here in Australia, the industry is booming, as the smart home market is currently worth $1.2 billion a year, and Statista predicts that it could...
Sustainability is the core agenda of smart cities around the world. The greatest component that contributes to it is renewable energy which the urban world is constantly focusing on is the key to overcoming the emission challenges. There are different ways through which renewable energy can be acquired. But...
As per Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report, in the attempt to advance renewable energy, cities around the world are driven by a broad range of objectives which include environmental, socio-economic, energy security and governance goals.  To elaborate on the key drivers, renewable energy has the potential to reduce...
Smart cities and their citizens around the world are now raising the beacon of war against climate change. But in order to win, the greenhouse gas emissions they have to be a near-zero figure, towards mid-century. While there are multiple hurdles coming in the way, finance is one of...
Photo by Gaetano Cessati on UnsplashFlorida has been winning awards recently. Not for our sunshine or our beaches, but for our burgeoning smart city projects. Around the world the use of information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices is transforming the lives of urban citizens. And it has...
A number of countries in the ASEAN bloc have revealed lofty plans to build smart cities. Singapore, Myanmar and the Philippines are on the track to create high-tech urban agglomerations constituting unmanned vehicles and robots. Whereas, some countries like Egypt are building a new city to ease the demographic...
As the global population is exploding and infrastructure is experiencing pressure, cities have a responsibility to make changes rapidly. Somewhere, this all work and no play kind of atmosphere is diverting a good number of cities from the main track. What’s the result? Digital systems are pervading in a...