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Partners launch smart city air mobility trials
22 Jan 2021
Locations chosen for the trials in the Horizon 2020 project are Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Cranfield in the UK and Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course
27 Nov 2020
Course has been designed in partnership with the cities of Helsinki, Amsterdam and London and aims to help public administration, businesses and the public understand what the ethical use of AI means.
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
17 Sep 2020
The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.
Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities
03 Jul 2020
Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the Cities in Motion Index 2020 analyses the level of development of 174 world cities.
London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking
04 Jun 2020
The study by British Business Energy examines cities across the globe to determine which offer the best and worst options for the eco-conscious worker.
Cities coalition seeks to safeguard privacy and human rights in the Covid-19 era
04 Jun 2020
The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights has issued recommendations for the responsible use of digital technologies such as contact-tracing and surveillance tools in response to the pandemic.
Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force
29 Apr 2020
Chaired by the mayor of Milan, the task force has been established to drive forward an economic recovery that improves public health, reduces inequality and addresses the climate crisis.
Amsterdam adopts first ‘city doughnut’ model for circular economy
15 Apr 2020
Economist Kate Raworth has adapted her doughnut model for Amsterdam. The approach could help the municipality with its post-pandemic recovery.
Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations
21 Feb 2020
A new report by eDelivery explores how retailers and carriers are looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability.
Private car journeys forecast to decrease 10% in largest cities by 2030
18 Feb 2020
According to new research from Kantar, Manchester is set to see the biggest shift in the way people travel, followed by Moscow and São Paulo.
DECODE: Amsterdam and Barcelona share takeaways from data commons pilots
29 Jan 2020
As part of DECODE, pilots in Amsterdam and Barcelona over the last three years have used advanced technology to allow citizens to decide with whom they share their data and on what terms.
Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions
27 Jan 2020
The EU AI4Cities project is using a challenge-based procurement approach to find solutions to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions.
E-commerce delivery emissions on track to increase 30% in cities by 2030
14 Jan 2020
A report by the World Economic Forum also finds that traffic congestion is expected to add the equivalent of 11 minutes to each passenger’s daily commute in the top 100 cities.
21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme
14 Jan 2020
The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.
Singapore tops urban mobility readiness index
28 Nov 2019
The index by the Oliver Wyman Forum ranks 30 cities on how prepared they are to incorporate the latest mobility technologies and what they are doing to reshape urban mobility.
Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality
25 Nov 2019
Platform models can help cities move from being ‘fractionally smart’ to overall intelligent. Learn from the progress of cities such as Amsterdam, Duisburg and Cagliari.
Intel bids for ‘smartest building in the world’ title with new office
04 Nov 2019
The PTK1 building houses 14,000 sensors that generate up to 100 terabytes of data per day.
Tokyo named top global hospital city
17 Oct 2019
The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.
Free flows: New Jersey turns to AI to safeguard water quality
In a guest post, Tiffany Stewart, Assistant Director Newark, N.J. Water & Sewer Department, outlines which technologies are helping it protect its water supply.
25 Jan 2021
The art of the city: how creators may save urban business districts
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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