Trends — Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer cars

When it comes to coping with heatwaves, our own cities are conspiring against us. Road surfaces, pavements and buildings all contribute to keeping urbanised environments three to four degrees hotter than surrounding non-urbanised areas. With heatwaves like the ones that have just baked half of Australia to a crisp forecast to increase in frequency and intensity, city […]


Event — World Smart Cities Forum 2017

World Smart Cities Forum 2017 Future cities – Solutions for common challenges How International Standards support the development of smart and sustainable cities Cities are facing more challenges than ever before, as expanding populations put stress on transportation systems, social services, energy infrastructure and other vital aspects of daily life. To tackle these obstacles, public- […]