THE BOTTOM LINE

AS TECHNOLOGICAL advancements begin to outpace human imagination, governments are playing catch-up to maximise benefits from the potential of new breakthroughs. Emerging technologies are double-...

COMMENTARY

FOR something built on data flows, remote sensing and volumetrics, visualisation simulations and global positioning, geospatial technology really is not as impenetrable as it sounds.

IN November 2019, South Korea announced the launch of a consultative council on smart city projects with the 10-member Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean). This comes on the back on...

OPINION

CHINA has become the world's largest market for smart city projects, which the Chinese government greatly supports.

[BARCELONA] A growing push to put cities on a digital path to a greener future risks excluding groups like the poorest, disabled and elderly, and will fail to benefit those people unless...

[PENANG, Malaysia] As Asian cities turn to technologies such as facial recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver social welfare and public services, urban experts on Thursday urged...

REAL estate is an often-overlooked component in the smart cities equation.

STARTUPS and small businesses here could be winners in smart cities innovation, through the latest urban solutions tie-ups between a public research body and two major Singapore state-linked...

TEMASEK-OWNED Surbana Jurong and mainboard-listed ST Engineering are tying up with government researchers to develop smart cities solutions, in twin deals disclosed on Monday.

THE BOTTOM LINE

LIKE a classroom full of overachieving students, cities around the world are racing to declare themselves "smart" - using sensors, data and ubiquitous cameras to make themselves more efficient,...