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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
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
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
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?
#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
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
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 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

L-R: Rudraksh Bhawalkar and Gavin Holme
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
#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
#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
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

Africa's largest gathering of built environment professionals returns to Gallagher Estate.
Live streaming masterclasses for African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo

The fifth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng, 23 -24 May 2017...

14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Building
#BestofBiz 2016: Building

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Building & Construction portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Green lightbulbs set to spark at innovation awards
Green lightbulbs set to spark at innovation awards

The built environment is the biggest contributor to climate change, but thanks to exciting developments in how we re-imagine the future, African cities of the future could become resilient, energy independent, carbon neutral systems...

Issued by Change Agent Collective 1 Dec 2016

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Local supporters set to push the green transport agenda in Cape Town

Swisatec, architect and project managers behind Africa's first green village, Blue Rock Village in the Cape has collaborated with The Green Cab to push the green transport innovation agenda in Cape Town. Swisatec plans to integrate electric vehicle infrastructure as part of its green initiative...

29 Nov 2016

Smart city objectives to include climate change, resilience, sustainability KPIs
Smart city objectives to include climate change, resilience, sustainability KPIs

According to Gartner, half of all the smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs) by 2020...

21 Nov 2016

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The opportunity for the real estate industry starts with the people on the ground

Design Mission Africa is currently under way at the Sandton Convention Centre, bringing together stakeholders of the real estate industry to solve trade challenges, discuss sustainability issues and encourage investment...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2016

Smart Cape Town: using technology to deliver value
Smart Cape Town: using technology to deliver value

Cities are the future, but they will be put under great strain to adapt their infrastructures and services to cope with predicted population growth and increasing urbanisation...

By Juliet Prowse 18 Nov 2016

The 9th South African Construction Awards
The 9th South African Construction Awards

On Friday night, 7 October, over 200 guests from the South African construction industry and the UK construction industry came to witness the prestigious event which took place at Southern Sun Hotel (Tsogo Sun)...

Issued by Jozi Media Empire 27 Oct 2016

Home of the future
Home of the future

How the homes of the future are going to be run, and what this means for us...

Issued by Private Property 24 Oct 2016

Connecting cities in the cloud
Connecting cities in the cloud

While smart cities have held a great deal of promise for many years, they are only beginning to come to fruition now...

By Giulio Soro 18 Aug 2016

Annual Master Builders Congress to build South Africa together
Annual Master Builders Congress to build South Africa together

Now in its 111th year, the annual Master Builders Congress will be taking place from 31 August - 2 September 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre...

2 Aug 2016

Growthpoint's green leader wins GBCSA Chairman's Award
Growthpoint's green leader wins GBCSA Chairman's Award

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded Dr Werner van Antwerpen, head of Sustainability at Growthpoint Properties, with this year's GBCSA Chairman's Award, in recognition of his work as a true planet shaper, and for being a great friend to green building in South Africa...

1 Aug 2016

Blue Rock Village shoots for 6-star green rating
Blue Rock Village shoots for 6-star green rating

Blue Rock Village, said to be one of Africa's first green villages, has announced that it will be targeting a 6-star Green Star SA - Communities Rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), as part of the GBCSA's pilot project programme...

26 Jul 2016

Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers
Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers

Sustainable development specialists and property analysts have urged all South African businesses and developers to embrace the reality of "green building" as government actively pursues legislation to enforce more sustainable construction...

25 Jul 2016

EES Africa working on UWC Safe Campus Project
EES Africa working on UWC Safe Campus Project

EES Africa is currently working with the University of the Western Cape on its UWC Safe Campus Project to substantially increase campus security...

7 Jul 2016

We Design 2016 Conference calling for a 'National Spatial Revolution'
We Design 2016 Conference calling for a 'National Spatial Revolution'

Conference organisers have announced that Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, will be one of the keynote speakers at the one-day We Design 2016 Conference taking place in Durban on 8 July...

Issued by We Design 2016 27 Jun 2016

While governments talk about smart cities, it's citizens who create them
While governments talk about smart cities, it's citizens who create them

The Australian government recently released an ambitious Smart Cities Plan...

By Carlo Ratti 3 Jun 2016

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