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Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities

Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities

The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.

Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Initiatives up for awards include the use of data to tackle the opioid crisis and homelessness, an open-data-powered Alexa service and an earthquake warning app.

Citi commits $2 million to expand financial inclusion support for citizens with disabilities

Citi commits $2 million to expand financial inclusion support for citizens with disabilities

The participating cities are New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

A new study highlights the benefits demonstrated by on-demand microtransit in four cities and finds that it could help cities reduce traffic by 15 to 30 per cent if deployed at scale and with the right regulatory framework.

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston’s Digital Equity Fund provides support to community-based organisations that help ensure all residents can participate in the digital world.

Tokyo named top global hospital city

Tokyo named top global hospital city

The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.