Stuttgart’s diesel ban downtown

Thu, 2018-06-28 17:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

In Germany, the “car capital” of Stuttgart—one of the most polluted cities in the country—continuously reached levels of 82 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre of air, more than double the EU’s allowed limit. Covered in a blanket of smog, Stuttgart is now referred to as Germany’s “Beijing” because of its air pollution.

Edmonton's smart – and practical – approach to traffic signal upgrades

Fri, 2018-06-22 01:04 -- Doug Peeples

Traffic in Edmonton, Alberta is far from bad compared to many other cities. But Edmonton is Canada's fastest growing major city, and it does have traffic congestion — and hundreds of the city's intersections need to be upgraded. Read our story to learn why the city is thinking ahead and planning smart tech upgrades.

Dublin’s community-centred smart project

Fri, 2018-06-08 15:49 -- SCC Europe Staff

As part of the Smart Dublin strategy, the city is looking to provide better services, improve economic activity, and increase collaboration and engagement—and the citizens are the key to achieving these goals. Four local authorities are teaming up with the community to solve some of the city’s more puzzling challenges, transforming Dublin into an even more attractive place to live and work for generations to come.

KC's smart city lesson: Build on your successes (and your data)

Thu, 2018-06-07 23:32 -- Doug Peeples

With several smart city successes already under its belt, Kansas City is expanding its efforts to improve basic services, shrink the digital divide and more. And city officials are very much relying on data — and a new public/private partnership — to help them do it.

Trondheim transitions to fossil fuel-free buses

Tue, 2018-06-05 11:43 -- SCC Europe Staff

While Trondheim is emerging as Norway’s tech hub and gaining attention for innovative solutions like Wireless Trondheim, a network that drives progress testing future technologies and hardware development, the city is now making a mark in the transportation sector—specifically with its public bus system. With the introduction of an electric bus project, the city plans to go fossil fuel-free by 2019. L

3 ways Europe is leading the smart mobility movement

Wed, 2018-05-23 15:25 -- SCC Europe Staff

At Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California, one of the highlighted themes at this year’s conference was modern mobility and how city leaders can help “develop a roadmap for smart transportation.” Let’s look closer into this concept and examine some of the solutions already underway across Europe.