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#AfricaMonth: Living African laboratories

As a key market and potential innovator, Africa is poised for rapid adoption, skipping generations of inherited ideas and practices to emerge as an early adopter for innovative solutions that take cognisance of the unique African context...

By Warren Hewitt 16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords?

By Christine Steinmetz 20 Apr 2018

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With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data...

By Sara Degli-Esposti and Siraj Ahmed Shaikh 18 Apr 2018

Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa
Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa

Scheduled for 30-31 May in Sandton Central, the 2018 RICS Summit Africa event plans to put the spotlight on smart urbanism and sustainability...

16 Apr 2018

Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT
Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

Smart cities: Tapping into innovation networks
Smart cities: Tapping into innovation networks

Many cities - an increasing number of major African metros among them - are beginning to outgrow themselves...

By Wayne Hull 12 Apr 2018

Robot cities: three urban prototypes for future living
Robot cities: three urban prototypes for future living

Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about...

By Mateja Kovacic 11 Apr 2018

LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas
LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas

The Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is inviting entrepreneurs to pitch their startup business ideas in multiple industries and stand the chance to win incubation support to the value of R50,000...

23 Mar 2018

Jakarta’s traffic system is one of many facets of the city that could be improved by smart cities technologies, but at what cost? ,
Three scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

To improve cities, governments are increasingly promoting the use of technology and data-driven decision-making...

By Anthony Burke and Prasuna Reddy 19 Mar 2018

Smart building data makes business sense
Smart building data makes business sense

Buildings have become so much more than brick, mortar and glass...

By Neil Cameron 20 Feb 2018

Smart cities need to be more human, so we're creating Sims-style virtual worlds
Smart cities need to be more human, so we're creating Sims-style virtual worlds

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years. These include cameras and sensors that count the number of passers-by, devices to sense air quality, traffic flow detectors, and even beehive monitors...

By Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall 5 Feb 2018

City's digital technology 'request for ideas' closes 16 February
City's digital technology 'request for ideas' closes 16 February

The City of Cape Town's call for submissions on how it can make use of digital technology and data to enhance its performance and enable residents and businesses to engage more actively with the city, closes on 16 February 2018...

1 Feb 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards
New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus
Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

19 Jan 2018

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world
Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready...

18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Smart disruption - the grid of 2018
#BizTrends2018: Smart disruption - the grid of 2018

The famous revolutionary hall of fame has a new name - technology. It changes regimes, rules and industries. It transforms the traditional, it disrupts the conventional and it redefines the future...

By Vinny Perumal 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Trends in HVAC and smart building technology
#BizTrends2018: Trends in HVAC and smart building technology

Over the last decade we have seen a continual refinement in heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and building technology...

By Neil Cameron 8 Jan 2018

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment
Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact...

24 Nov 2017

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google
Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct...

By Sarah Barns 20 Nov 2017

How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy
How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy

CIOs should leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. This is according to a new report from Forrester.

17 Nov 2017

Attacq and LaunchLab Smart Cities Innovation winners
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge winners announced

The winners in the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge were recently announced, each receiving incubation support from the LaunchLab in addition to a share of R100,000 seed funding from Attacq...

16 Nov 2017

Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future
Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way...

By Colin Thornton 7 Nov 2017

What does the future African city look like?
What does the future African city look like?

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed?

By Riaan Graham 31 Oct 2017

Abland to restore old Loftus "Sinbin"
Abland to restore old Loftus "Sinbin"

Adjacent to Loftus Versfeld, where once stood the infamous Sinbin, Abland is developing Loftus Park, a new mixed-use precinct...

23 Oct 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month
AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre...

11 Oct 2017

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Ambition and partnership key to driving smart city adoption

AI and other technologies, in conjunction with the innovative implementation of ICT, can improve the quality of life across a broad range of factors, improve workforce efficiency, and create new jobs...

By Edwin Diender 27 Sep 2017

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017

Officially open for 2017, the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform will showcase future-focused technologies that contribute to the ‘smart city' concept at Waterfall City...

21 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

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