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The smart city market is one of the fastest growing segments of government and is set to hit $775 billion in 2021, according to BCC Research. In just a few years, the number of smart cities has grown from approximately two dozen to more than 100, and it's just the tip of the iceberg, with more than 600 cities set to "go smart" in the next few years.

Brussels, 31 August 2017 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans that will start coming into force in the EU tomorrow.

August 29, 2017

The Renault-Nissan alliance increased its bets on China’s electric-vehicle market, the world’s biggest, by forming a new venture to design battery-powered automobiles that meet the country’s tighter emissions rule. 

After relying on oil to fuel its economy for more than half a century, Saudi Arabia is turning to its other abundant natural resource to take it beyond the oil age -- desert. The kingdom is converting thousands of square kilometers of sand into new cities as it seeks to diversify away from crude, create jobs and boost investment.

MANILA, Philippines -  With the sustained growth of the Philippine economy, the local property market continues to attract massive investments, and foreign players are not passing up on the opportunities the country has to offer.

But with the availability of developable land in Metro Manila becoming limited, reclamation is starting to be a feasible option for developers to acquire land in the country's capital

French firms SUEZ and Bouygues Construction have signed a worldwide partnership agreement to develop sustainable smart cities with circular economy solutions.

French firms SUEZ and Bouygues Construction have signed a worldwide partnership agreement to develop sustainable smart cities with circular economy solutions.

In 2014, the new Indian government declared its intention to achieve 100 smart cities. In promoting this objective, it gave the example of a large development in the island city of Mumbai, Bhendi Bazaar. There, three-to-five-storey housing would be replaced with towers of between 40 to 60 storeys to increase density. This has come to be known as “vertical with a vengeance”. 

With all the hype around smart cities today, you would think they are ubiquitous. Even though there are a few high-profile examples, smart cities aren’t yet as widespread as you might think.

Almost everywhere I travel these days I hear someone talking about making their city a "smart city."

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