Issue No. 15 | 2019

News of tomorrow

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02.08.2019 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Europe's cities weren't built for this kind of heat

A record-breaking heat wave across London, Paris, and Amsterdam is signaling an urgent need for design and cultural changes to combat climate change. If such extremes are the new normal-and it looks as if they are-then things will have to change, a lot.

A new wave of smart cities is here, and they look nothing like what you’d expect

New smart cities are getting communities and universities involved, alongside big companies and city authorities. This has helped shift the focus of smart-city projects onto the needs of residents.

Cleantech venture capital is back? Early numbers say yes

While all venture capital sectors suffered during the Great Recession, one notable sector was almost completely left out of the corresponding recovery: Cleantech. But quietly, the sector appears to have rebounded to quite attractive levels.

How the parking app SpotHero is preparing for an era of driverless cars

The on-demand parking app SpotHero wants to be ready for the day when autonomous vehicles are ubiquitous. Its strategy: target the human-driven car-sharing fleets today.

Report: Smart-city IoT isn’t smart enough yet

Security arrangements for smart-city IoT technology around the world are in an alarming state of disrepair, according to a report from Forrester Research that argues serious changes are needed in order to avoid widespread compromises.

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