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El Salvador is building a volcano-powered "Bitcoin City" with no taxes

From Bloomberg: El Salvador intends to issue the world's first sovereign Bitcoin bonds and build Bitcoin City, which will be free of income, property and capital gains taxes, President Nayib Bukele announced in the beach town of Mizata to a crowd of cheering Bitcoin enthusiasts.  — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Cities, Bitcoin, Volcanoes, El Salvador, Smart Cities, Life In The Big City, Bitcoins, City Planning, NAYIB BUKELE, Dumb Smart Cities, Stupid Smart Cities, Bitcoin City, Mizata, Next Century Cities


Industry Spotlight: BT Wholesale’s Jamie Hayes on Smart Cities, Small Cells

All that infrastructure that is getting built for 5G will be doing more than transmitting cat videos and social media notifications. The many efforts around the world that fall under the umbrella of the 'Smart City' are preparing to put it all to the test. With us today to talk about the perspective of BT Wholesale on making the promises of those future Smart Cities into a reality is Jamie Hayes, Mobile Network Operators Director.  Jamie joined BT back in 2017 after a 5 year stint at Ericsson. ...
Tags: Smart City, Bt, Advertising, Smart Cities, Ericsson, Jamie, BT Wholesale, Jamie Hayes


All the tech that went into turning Columbus, Ohio into a ‘Smart City’

The U.S. Department of Transportation launched a Smart City Challenge in 2015, which asked mid-sized cities across the country to come up with ideas for novel smart transportation systems that would use data and tech to improve mobility. Out of 78 applicants, Columbus, Ohio emerged as the winner. In 2016, the city of just under a million residents was then awarded a $50 million grant to turn its proposal into a reality. $40 million came from the DOT, and $10 million from the Paul G. Allen Fam...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Verizon, Smart City, Japan, Tech, Atlanta, Chicago, Vodafone, Ohio, Mobility, Toyota, Accenture, Siemens, Honda, Google Maps


A lifelong resident and city director reveals how San Antonio can upgrade its infrastructure to become more sustainable and equal

Insider Frank Ramirez. Frank Ramirez Frank Ramirez is a third-generation San Antonian and a member of City Council in District 7. As director of land use, constituent services, and infrastructure, his goal is to improve the city. He wants to keep using an equity lens, invest in public transport, and improve its trails. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." When you live in San Antonio, Texas, you see s...
Tags: Texas, La, US, Trends, Sustainability, Austin, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Dallas, Houston, City Council, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Nordic, South East, San Antonio Texas


How San Antonio, Texas, is investing in tech, innovation, and infrastructure to become an even greater place to live

Insider The University of Texas at San Antonio. The Office of University Strategic Communications San Antonio expects its population to grow substantially in the next 20 years. Its Office of Innovation has a mission to identify community needs and find solutions to do better. Current projects include the SmartSA program, the R&D League, and Connected Beyond the Classroom. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing C...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Technology, Washington Post, US, Trends, Sustainability, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Electricity, RFP, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Griffin, Strava, Nordic


How San Antonio-based CPS Energy is helping the city recover from the winter storm and making its energy systems more resilient

Insider CPS Energy installing residential solar panels. CPS Energy CPS Energy is working to make energy and electricity more affordable and reliable in San Antonio. Efforts include revamping infrastructure and increasing sustainability after the winter storm. It's also one of the city's partners in its smart-city initiative to pilot smart streetlights. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Whe...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Technology, Trends, Sustainability, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Electricity, RFP, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Nordic, Step, ERCOT, CPS Energy


Inside San Antonio's Office of Innovation, which plans to bridge the digital divide with smart technology and infrastructure

Insider San Antonio, Texas. Shutterstock The Office of Innovation in San Antonio, Texas, is working to advance technology and infrastructure. Created in 2007, the office is expanding Wi-Fi access for kids with Connected Beyond the Classroom. A smart streetlight program was also implemented to save money and energy and collect valuable data. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Digital inclusion is an ...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Trends, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Innovation, Wifi, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Nordic, UTSA, San Antonio UTSA, San Antonio Texas, USAA, Dillard, Southwest Research Institute


World’s Fair 2.0: The mission to resurrect the greatest tech expo of all time

The World's Fair was a technology expo that sparked the world's imagination in a way that no other has. It's time to resurrect it
Tags: Trends, Features, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, Ai, Smart Cities, World's Fair


Inside the rise of police department real-time crime centers

At a conference in New Orleans in 2007, Jon Greiner, then the chief of police in Ogden, Utah, heard a presentation by the New York City Police Department about a sophisticated new data hub called a “real time crime center.” Reams of information rendered in red and green splotches, dotted lines, and tiny yellow icons appeared as overlays on an interactive map of New York City: Murders. Shootings. Road closures. You could see the routes of planes landing at LaGuardia and the schedules of container...
Tags: Google, Utah, Jay Leno, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Washington, New York City, Cowboys, Walmart, Surveillance, West, Innovation, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Fox News, US Treasury


Energy experts predict the newest innovations and challenges ahead for smart cities

Getty Images Several cities across Europe are joining the smart city revolution in the fight against climate change. The growing collection of renewable energy sources and advanced IoT technology are giving smart cities a tangible future. Because of their work, Insider named the top execs at Fortum and Iberdrola to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming energy in Europe. Visit Insider's Transforming Business homepage for more stories. The events of the last year ...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Europe, Trends, Smart Cities, Stockholm, Lmd, Fortum, Essen, Jansen, Iberdrola, Espoo, Viessmann, École Polytechnique, Patrick Doherty, Hazel Davis, Bedburg


Extra Crunch roundup: Clubhouse UX teardown, YC Demo Day favorites, proptech VC survey, more

Since the pandemic began, I have been pushing the limits of my imagination to try to picture what cities will look and feel like in the coming years. If your town looks like San Francisco, where I live, it’s a pressing question: Our once-bustling financial district is a ghost town, but even in outer neighborhoods, the number of vacant storefronts is unsettling. People are starting to emerge after sheltering in place for a year, but we are a long way from fully restoring our shared spaces. What’s...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Y Combinator, Real Estate, Microsoft, Ipo, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Hungary, Middle East, Venture Capital, Vr, Silicon Valley


Woven Capital kicks off portfolio with investment in autonomous delivery company Nuro

Woven Capital, the investment arm of Toyota’s innovation-focused subsidiary Woven Planet, has announced an investment into Silicon Valley-based autonomous delivery vehicle company Nuro. This kicks off the new $800 million strategic fund, which will invest in growth-stage technology companies that could one day develop into partners or acquisitions to further a mission of building the future of safe mobility, according to George Kellerman, Woven Capital’s head of investments and acquisitions.   ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Smart City, California, Tech, Investment, Walmart, Automotive, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Smart Cities, Cvs, Baillie Gifford, Department of Motor Vehicles, Mount Fuji


The return of neighborhood retail and other surprising real estate trends

The pandemic made remote work and on-demand delivery normal far faster than anyone expected. Today, as the world beings to emerge from the pandemic, location doesn’t matter like it did a year ago. As shocking as it sounds, we could be entering a much better era for small, local businesses. Modern society produced superstar cities filled with skyscraper office and residential buildings. Now, the populations that once thrived in these urban centers are deciding how to repurpose ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Real Estate, New York, Small Business, San Francisco, Tech, Eu, Retail, Miami, Airbnb, Smart Cities, Shopify, Bain Capital Ventures, Commercial Real Estate, Initialized Capital


5G network coverage map: Every U.S. city with 5G on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile

5G may not be widely available just yet, but it's getting there. Here's where you can find 5G in the U.S.
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Trends, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Other, Smart Cities, 5g, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Tier 4


5G coverage map: Every U.S. city with 5G on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile

5G may not be widely available just yet, but it's getting there. Here's where you can find 5G in the U.S.
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Trends, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Other, Smart Cities, 5g, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Tier 4


Beyond the digital cold war: Technology and the future of US-African engagement under Biden

Several African governments have published plans to establish smart cities, including Cairo, Johannesburg, Kigali and Nairobi. They require the most advanced technologies available The post Beyond the digital cold war: Technology and the future of US-African engagement under Biden appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: China, Africa, US, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Smart Cities, 5g, Zoom, Additive Manufacturing, Openaccess, Nairobi, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Blockchain Technology, Top Six


The built environment will be one of tech’s next big platforms

From the beginning, the plan for Sidewalk Labs (a subsidiary of Alphabet and — by extension — a relative of Google) to develop a $1.3 billion tech-enabled real estate project on the Toronto waterfront was controversial. Privacy advocates had justified concerns about the Google-adjacent company’s ability to capture a near-total amount of data from the residents of the development or any city-dweller that wandered into its high-tech panopticon. But Alphabet, Sidewalk Labs’ leadership and eve...
Tags: Google, TC, Real Estate, New York, Toronto, Tech, Canada, Smart Cities, Dan Doctoroff, Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet, Justin Trudeau, Eastern Waterfront, Doctoroff, Waterfront Toronto, Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners


The road to smart city infrastructure starts with research

Dominik Schiener Contributor Dominik Schiener is co-Founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation. He has been in the blockchain space since 2011, with several startups in Switzerland, UK and Germany. His primary focus is how to improve physical infrastructure with digital infrastructure such as DLT and AI. Mathew Yarger Contributor Mathew is Head of Mobility and Automotive at the IOTA Foundation, where he develops strat...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Mobile, Column, Smart City, Germany, Singapore, Policy, United States, Urban Planning, Smart Cities, Blockchain, Mathew, DLT, Urban Infrastructure


5G coverage map: Every city with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile 5G

5G may not be widely available just yet, but it's getting there. Here's where you can find 5G in the U.S.
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Trends, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Other, Smart Cities, 5g, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Tier 4


Akon, the pop star behind hits like 'Smack That,' is masterminding a $6 billion smart city in Senegal backed by a shadowy investor. Inside Akon City, where life will be funded by 'Akoin' and the singer hopes to reinvent his legacy.

Akon doesn't want his legacy to be "Smack That." KE International; Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Akon is moving forward with plans to build a $6 billion sustainable smart city in Senegal called Akon City. The Senegalese American singer said the 2,000-acre futuristic metropolis would include a luxury resort, condos, offices, a hospital, a stadium, and an artificial-intelligence data center. Residents will pay for everything with his c...
Tags: Google, New York, Hollywood, Life, New York City, Africa, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Senegal, Spain, Barcelona, Bbc, Getty Images, Bitcoin


Quitting Quayside: what’s next for Sidewalk Labs and investment in smart cities of the future?

[Editor’s note: Originally published on AEC Labs] After wending its master site development plan through three years of revisions spurred by public opposition and data privacy concerns, project approvals for Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside “smart city” project in Toronto were set for a June 25 vote. But recently, in an open post on Medium, CEO Dan Doctoroff announced that Sidewalk is dropping the project. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the news came as a surprise, given the deep pockets and r...
Tags: Amazon, Mexico, Toronto, Chicago, Radio, Canada, RFP, Kansas City, Smart Cities, Dan Doctoroff, Sidewalk Labs, Trump, Long Island City, CLB, Sidewalk, Doctoroff


The future of smart cities may mean the death of privacy

Urban planners are having to balance high-tech tools with concerns over mass surveillance
Tags: News, Trends, Smart Cities, Smart City Privacy


Where is 5G available? Our 5G network map has the details

5G may not be widely available just yet, but it's getting there. Here's where 5G is available in the U.S.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Verizon, Trends, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Other, Smart Cities, 5g, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Tier 4


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Flugauto

Flugauto Co-Founders (left to right): Frank Noppel, CEO, Gerrit Becker, CCO, and Alexander Xydas, COO. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 27, 2020 A B2B tech company, Flugauto is developing a world-class UAV platform for aerial delivery of industrial cargo for the energy industry. For businesses that want to transport cargo, they offer the benefits of a helicopter, including speed and access to remote locations, but at the cost of ground transportation.They have an end-to-end solution, from oper...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Transportation, Stanford, San Francisco, Startup, Earth, Austin, Middle East, Mobility, Mars, Sxsw, United States Europe, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch, Austin Startups


SparkLabs Group launches Connex, an accelerator program for smart city technology

SparkLabs Group announced today that it has launched SparkLabs Connex, the latest program in its network of startup accelerators and venture funds. Focused on real estate technology (proptech) and the Internet of Things, SparkLabs Connex will tap into startup ecosystems in Silicon Valley, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Singapore. The program will support startups working with tech, like artificial intelligence, 5G, low-power wide area networks, eSIMS and security, essential to green building and sm...
Tags: Startups, TC, Real Estate, Singapore, Tech, Taiwan, Smart Cities, Anderson, Accelerators, Taipei City, Darwin Australia, Connex, Skyroam, PROPtech, SparkLabs Group, SparkLabs Connex


Ohio Self-driving Shuttle Service Stalled After Minor Incident

You may recall the autonomous Linen LEAP shuttle service that launched in Columbus, OH earlier this month. Well, the city placed the program on pause last week because someone fell during an abrupt stop. Smart Columbus, the group responsible for the service, has taken both EasyMile EZ10s off their route for assessment by the manufacturer. Additional […] The post Ohio Self-driving Shuttle Service Stalled After Minor Incident appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Ohio, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities, Columbus, Mass Transit, Avs, Shuttles, News Blog, Busses, EasyMile, Columbus Smart, Linden LEAP


Autonomous Mass Transit Arrives in Ohio

Hoping to reconnect the South Linden neighborhood with the rest of Ohio’s capitol, the city of Columbus has launched an electric shuttle program funded primarily by the federal government. The municipality frames it as the first daily, public residential autonomous shuttle to be operated by an American city. While other U.S. towns exist that would definitely disagree with the […] The post Autonomous Mass Transit Arrives in Ohio appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Ohio, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities, Columbus, Mass Transit, Avs, South Linden, Shuttles, News Blog, Busses, EasyMile, Columbus Smart, Linden LEAP


Podcast: The case for ... cities that aren't dystopian surveillance states

For my latest podcast, I read my Guardian Cities column, "The case for ... cities that aren't dystopian surveillance states," which was the last piece ever commissioned for the section. The Guardian commissioned the piece after reading my Toronto Life blurb about how a "smart city" could be focused on enabling its residents, rather than tracking and manipulating them. In the article, I revisit my 2015 Locus column on the idea of an Internet of Things that treats people "as sensors, not thi...
Tags: Post, News, Podcasts, Iot, Smart Cities, Urban Theory, Kant, Internet Of Shit, Toronto Life


5 futuristic smart cities to keep an eye on through the 2020s

Want to live in a high tech city of the future? These five projects are leading the smart city revolution with cutting edge developments built around the latest tech. Here's what to expect.
Tags: Outdoors, Trends, Smart Cities, Emerging Tech


Imagining a "smart city" that treats you as a sensor, not a thing to be sensed

The editors of Guardian Cities (previously) saw my Toronto Life blurb about how a "smart city" could be focused on enabling its residents, rather than tracking and manipulating them, and asked me to write a longer piece on the theme: The case for ... cities where you're the sensor, not the thing being sensed is the result. In it, I revisit my 2015 Locus column on the idea of an Internet of Things that treats people "as sensors, not things to be sensed" -- a world where your devices never sh...
Tags: Post, News, Iot, Smart Cities, Cory Doctorow, Urban Theory, Kant, Human Centered Design, Toronto Life, Sensing Without Surveilling