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Climate control for the smart home

It is important that people be comfortable at home - and climate control forms an integral part of the perceived comfort of a person's surroundings.

By Neil Cameron 12 Apr 2017

Kenya leads smart city charge in Africa

While many see Africa as lagging in harnessing the benefits of smart city development, Kenya is leading the charge...

28 Mar 2017

Ruckus Wireless, Intersection partner for global urban connectivity

Brocade's Ruckus Wireless and Intersection have partnered to provide free, high-speed, public wifi to city streets and transit hubs internationally...

10 Mar 2017

Four-star Green Star rating for Windhoek's @Parkside

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has achieved a four-star Green Star rating in Namibia for FNB Namibia Holdings' @Parkside building...

9 Mar 2017

Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities

As cities and solution providers develop their smart city strategies, they are trying to understand which solutions and business models hold the greatest promise in this growing market...

27 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?

With the global smart cities market projected to reach $1.56tn by 2020, SA still has much to do in terms of meeting the necessary infrastructure and connectivity requirements to smarten up our cities...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2017

Establishing a Secure and Safe Smart City Drone Program report released

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), together with Securing Smart Cities, recently announced the release of the Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program report...

10 Feb 2017

Black & Veatch report looks at smart city ecosystems

According to Black & Veatch's 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report, fulfilling the smart city promise, transforming cities and infrastructure, will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement...

8 Feb 2017

Nairobi listed in Global Top 30 of JLL's Global City Momentum Index

Nairobi, ranked 10th, is the only African city listed in JLL's fourth annual City Momentum Index (CMI) of the world's most dynamic cities...

2 Feb 2017

Smarter cities are safer cities

As technology evolves at an exponential pace, and increasing numbers of individuals live in urban areas, the concept of smart cities is gaining momentum...

By Gavin Holme and Rudraksh Bhawalkar 27 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency

In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and the building efficiency arena, the biggest trend drivers are the entrance of digital and wireless...

By Neil Cameron 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities

Cities are "smart" when infrastructure, urban assets, public services, human and social capital, mobility systems and other forces are improved and optimised under ICT...

By Nadir Jeeva 9 Jan 2017

Managing the attack surface of a smart city

Smart cities are being planned the world over. Technology development always goes through two phases for any new discipline...

By Paul Williams 29 Dec 2016

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International

Transforming the built environment

The Tour & Taxis building in Brussels, Belgium is a brick, glass and wrought iron example of 19th-century architecture. The massive formerly industrial site is now home to cultural events and business offices. Its new purpose deserves a new design. Vincent Callebaut Architecture recently released plans to turn the concrete heritage site into a green, sustainable, modern piece of architecture in line with the goals of conservation in urban spaces.

By Jamie Matroos 5 Apr 2017

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall.

29 Mar 2017

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