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Resource provides guidance on designing streets for children

Resource provides guidance on designing streets for children

Designing Streets for Kids has been released by NACTO as a supplement to the Global Street Design Guide, which aims to set a new global baseline for designing urban streets. 

Smart cities accelerator to be launched in Osaka

Smart cities accelerator to be launched in Osaka

Plug and Play wants to make the Keihanshin Metropolitan area one of the world’s leading start-up ecosystems as well as contribute to the Japanese city’s smart city progress.

Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Ashden is calling for more backing for sustainable solutions to help struggling communities around the world build back better and combat the duel impact of Covid-19 and climate change.

AI-based lifeguard system aims to bring smart city tech to the beach

AI-based lifeguard system aims to bring smart city tech to the beach

The core system is based on deep-learning computer-vision technology and transmits real-time information to monitors in the lifeguard tower, sounding an alarm when swimmers are in danger.

€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery

€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery

The first phase of Project Cygnus will deploy €1m in EIT Climate-KIC funding to analyse current economic and environmental investment trends to support regions and countries in their recovery.

Planet Smart City provides digital tools for UN Habitat's slum upgrade programme

Planet Smart City provides digital tools for UN Habitat's slum upgrade programme

The smart affordable housing specialist Planet Smart City will provide data analytics and other solutions to help upgrade two of the oldest and biggest slums in Nairobi.