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Coverage of smart cities since May 28, 2020.

Clear Rs 9,370 million projects relating to Guru Tegh Bahadur: Punjab Chief Minister Indo-Canadian Voice

"...Chandigarh (IANS): Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear the state governments proposal for launching various projects worth Rs 9,370 million, including the development of Anandpur Sahib as a Smart City, to pay tributes to Guru Tegh Bahadur, whose 400th Prakash Purab is being celebrated this year..."

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Energy-harvesting card treats 5G networks as wireless power grids

"...A team from Georgia Tech has just announced a world-first: a 3D-printed rectifying antenna the size of a playing card that can harvest electromagnetic energy from 5G signals and use it to power devices, turning 5G networks into wireless power grids. Wireless communications put a lot of energy into the air, and over the years we've covered a number of efforts to harvest that energy. Short-range Wi-Fi signals have been the target of several projects, TV broadcasts and radio signals have been the focus of others..."

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U of O Engineers Without Borders Chapter hosts Smart Cities Design Challenge

"...For example, in terms of waste management, Quebec currently faces a ‘recycling emergency’. The province’s recycling centres cannot efficiently process materials, so a lot of recyclables end-up in landfills. For this reason, the province is trying to rebuild its waste-management system..."

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Food security a top talking point in COVID-times: Fernie Food Action Strategy

"...“It has been a constant conversation, and it seems with the current COVID climate and food security, people are definitely standing up and paying attention to whats going on with our food systems,” she said..."

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Recycling e-waste for a greener Ontario

"...On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Jeff Yurek, the Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks was joined by representative of Nokia Canada and Greener Acres Canada to speak about recycling e-waste and some exciting new technology. Yurek said the teleconference was part of Waste Reduction Week, to “get Ontario back on track..."

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Streetlights contribute less to nighttime light emissions in cities than expected

"...The combination of smart city lighting and satellite imagery allows measurements of the contribution of street lights to urban lighting for the first time, and gives new hints for how to fight light pollution..."

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Step into Area X.O, the state-of-the-art smart city near Ottawa with 5G, driverless cars

"...TORONTO -- Hidden in plain sight on an old government farm near downtown Ottawa is a 1,800-acre playground for tech entrepreneurs: a smart city called Area X. O..."

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City of Melfort partners in ‘Smart City’ initiative

"...Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterDaily HeraldIn late August SaskTel announced that they had partnered with the City of Melfort to launch a “Smart City” initiative. The focus of the plan is on bringing practical and innovative solutions to the city to improve current operations and optimize future community development. “Our government is excited to see the City of Melfort establish itself as prairie hub for smart city technology,” Minister Responsible for SaskTel Don Morgan said in a release..."

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Rogers expanding 5-G coverage

"...Rogers is embarking upon a major expansion of its 5-G technology.   50 new markets are getting the upgrade including Hamilton, Halton Hills, Milton, Kitchener and Waterloo.   5-G promises almost-instant downloading, uploading and streaming..."

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Sidewalk Labs Toronto office up for lease after layoffs, abandoning smart city

"...A spokesman for Sidewalk now says the company is still committed to maintaining a presence in Toronto, but did not say where staff in the city will work from. The Sidewalk building served as a spot for the company to show off its prototypes of heated, illuminated sidewalks and raincoats for buildings that it hoped to use in its smart city project, which it cancelled in May..."

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Sidewalk Labs lays off about 20 workers after T.O. smart city plan collapses

"...At the time, it said unprecedented economic uncertainty around the world and in the Toronto real estate market made the project too difficult to be financially viable without sacrificing core parts of the smart city..."

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New ‘smart city' 5G technology to be installed in Kelowna next week

"...‘This is an exciting opportunity for Kelowna to build on the work we’re doing to bring smart city technologies to our city’ - Mayor Colin Basran Michael RodriguezMay. 28, 2020 11:00 a. m..."

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The mineral supply of 'smart cities': resourcing a more sustainable techno-urban transition - Professor Saleem Ali (Me

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"...IFE Distinguished Visitor Lecture - recorded 9 July 2019 at QUT. ..."

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Wisdom Accelerator for Youth Learning Scale of Impacts with your Daily Actions with Marcelo Garcia

"...Smart Cities Expert with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and IESE (pppcities. org), often attending relevant UN conferences worldwide..."

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Creating a Circular Food Economy

"...Our Food Future aims to reimagine the food system, eliminate food waste, and lessen environmental impact..."

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Transforming cities with technology | The Economist

"...Cities consume three-quarters of the world’s energy each year and are responsible for around 50% of greenhouse gas emissions..."

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The Future of Technology and Digital || Discuss the Future with Joseph Bradley

"...NEOM will not create smart cities – that on average uses less than 1% of the data it produces - rather, cognitive cities that use over 90% of the data it generates to fundamentally change its residents’ lives for the better..."

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Smart city lifestyle sensing, big data, geo-analytics and intelligence for smarter public health decision-making in overweight,

"...But previous research into food and physical activity (PA) neighbourhood environments has mainly focused on associating body mass index (BMI) with proximity to stores selling fresh fruits and vegetables or fast food restaurants and takeaways, or with neighbourhood walkability factors and access to green spaces or public gym facilities, making largely naive, crude and inconsistent assumptions and conclusions that are far from the spirit of 'precision and accuracy public health'..."

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Urban water and food security in this century and beyond: Resource-smart cities and residents

"...Cities become hot spots of both demand for water and global food and for disposed used water and nutrients..."

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Intelligent and secure edge-enabled computing model for sustainable cities using green internet of things

"...This paper presents an intelligent and secure edge-enabled computing (ISEC) model for sustainable cities using Green IoT, which aims to develop the communication strategy with decreasing the liability in terms of energy management and data security for data transportation..."

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Random Forest Learning Based Indoor Localization as an IoT Service for Smart Buildings

"...More buildings are becoming smart day by day which play a key role in development of smart cities and Internet of Things is essential in the development of such smart buildings..."

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An innovative waste management system in a smart city under stochastic optimization using vehicle routing problem

"...In modern societies, municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is an important part of SCs, the main problem of MSWM is the cost that it generates and must be reduced..."

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The application of building energy management system based on IoT technology in smart city

"...To introduce new energy management (EM) systems that apply solar energy, geothermal energy, and wind energy to intelligent building (IB), so as to reduce the energy consumption of traditional buildings, and integrate it into the building equipment management system (EMS) to make the application of new energy more transparent and rationalized..."

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A systematic review of the smart energy conservation system: From smart homes to sustainable smart cities

"...Based on the results of the holistic framework of each domain (smart home and city) and the techno-functional barriers, this study suggests that the following innovative solutions be suitably applied to advanced energy conservation systems in sustainable smart cities: (i) construction of infrastructure for advanced energy conservation systems, and (ii) adoption of a new strategy for energy trading in distributed energy systems..."

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A Grey-Wolf based Optimized Clustering approach to improve QoS in wireless sensor networks for IoT applications

"...QoS is an essential issue in many IoT applications such as environmental monitoring, smart cities, weather monitoring, animal tracking, disaster management, bio-medical applications..."

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Data Analytics for Solar Energy in Promoting Smart Cities

"...In this chapter, a comprehensive review of the emerging high penetration of photovoltaic (PV) with an overview of electrical energy storage (EES) for PV systems is presented..."

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Towards resilient and smart cities: A real-time urban analytical and geo-visual system for social media streaming data

"...Cities worldwide are vulnerable to unpredictable extreme events such as disasters and public health crises..."

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NARX-EMFO Based Controller Optimization for pH Neutralization in Wastewater Treatment

"...The wastewater recycling and reuse concept, which is already prevalent in most of Europe and America, is currently in high demand in India with Swachh Bharat Mission and smart cities program of Government of India..."

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Advanced data analytics for enhancing building performances: From data-driven to big data-driven approaches

"...Furthermore, considering the ever-increasing development of smart buildings and IoT-driven smart cities, the big data-driven research paradigm will become an essential supplement to existing scientific research methods in the building sector..."

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