Smart Cities

Digitalization has brought about a radical shift in the world of urban planning. Thanks to the data now available, planners have evidence of user activity that allows them to transition from an “I think” position to an “I know” position.

Leading Cities, the global nonprofit dedicated to advancing city resiliency and sustainability, in collaboration with QBE Insurance Group, is thrilled to unveil the top ten urban technology startups chosen as finalists of the QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge. Now in its

Battery infrastructure is a vital part of smart city development, but city planners need help expanding their battery microgrids. There are several incredible benefits to installing batteries throughout smart cities. Why are they important for smart city development? What challenges

QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge Opens Applications April 1-30th Leading Cities is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge in partnership with QBE for the fifth consecutive year. The global competition, ranked among the top 5 GovTech

Since the beginning of human settlement, our cities have served as epicenters of cultural and economic growth. The structure and purpose of cities, and our relationship to them, have always been in flux. With these shifts, approaches to urban development

Onstage during the Smart City Expo Miami, South Florida’s premier smart cities conference, Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities, challenged city and industry leaders to move from rhetoric to action in dealing with growing rates of plastic waste.

City Solution of the Year Automedi to Receive $100,000 The 2022 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge, hosted by Leading Cities in partnership with QBE Insurance Group, concluded last week with the City Solution of the Year awarded to Automedi, the world’s first

One of my mentors had a saying, “Remember, everything works in a beaker, Gregory.”  The first time he told me this, I laughed with that naive exuberance that only a fresh out of college engineer and scientist who is ready

Americans rely on all manners of connections to live, from doing business across the country to building social support systems digitally. More and more, our well-being depends on our ability to plug into a network of websites, transit corridors, and