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Bloomberg funds cities' outreach efforts to support more equitable vaccine roll-outs
06 May 2021
The low- and middle-income countries selected will receive grants of up to $50,000 for six months’ worth of vaccine preparedness activities with an emphasis on reaching high-risk populations.
Public safety agencies increasingly reliant on connected services
26 Jan 2021
Cradlepoint’s study sets out to reveal the state of critical communications and key drivers impacting digital innovation in the US public safety sector.
New urban use cases to propel cities' rapid uptake of digital twins
06 Jan 2021
Key factors behind the growth of digital twins include Covid-19 requirements in terms of achieving increased resilience levels and optimised asset and demand-response resource management.
Prague to trial large-scale dynamic waste collection
23 Dec 2020
Pandemic is profoundly changing traditional waste generation patterns and standard collection frequencies, and the current routes are unable to flexibly cope with these changes in the city.
Dubai releases figures on how digitisation helped maintain business continuity during Covid-19
22 Dec 2020
The various e-services on offer in the emirate helped employees carry out their day-to-day tasks with no interruptions when remote working was made mandatory.
Routing Company raises $5m in seed funding to power demand-responsive transit
15 Dec 2020
The Routing Company’s technology powers an easy-to-use platform that helps cities and other transit providers solve the problem of how to deliver reliable demand-responsive transit.
City-led clean infrastructure projects can help build back a stronger US
08 Dec 2020
Report sets out to demonstrate how cities can be “critical drivers” of solutions for the multiple short-term challenges created by Covid-19 as well as emerging long-term challenges of climate change.
US mayors sound the alarm over impact of Covid-19 pandemic on their cities
04 Dec 2020
This was one of the messages from the Menino Survey of Mayors, the only national representative survey of America’s mayors conducted annually by Boston University’s Initiative on Cities.
London’s communities urged to help tackle city's challenges through resilience fund
04 Dec 2020
Community groups, such as local authorities, public agencies and social enterprises, will be asked to identify specific challenges they need to have solved.
On-demand shared transit service launched in Detroit suburbs
01 Dec 2020
Those living in the Farmington and Farmington Hills area can plan their journeys and book their trip on the Smart Quick Connect On-Demand service, a dynamically-routed transit system.
Investment in smart streetlighting to hit $28bn over next decade
01 Dec 2020
The sixth edition of the industry standard study of the global streetlighting market shows that well over a quarter of all streetlights globally have been converted to LEDs.
Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme
25 Nov 2020
The goal is to embed greater equity into the programme, particularly as local economies feel the impact of Covid-19, and to help close the racial wealth gap.
IMDA and IBM join forces to accelerate digital skills development in Singapore
24 Nov 2020
IBM’s programme aims to meet the demand for technology consulting and deep technical skills needed to support the acceleration of digital transformation across all industries.
Nairobi trial bids to drive contactless payments across Kenya bus services
18 Nov 2020
Goal is to drive contactless payments across the entire Matatu bus service, which is a dominant transport mode across Kenya, and could see up to 10,000 buses become cashless.
Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?
16 Nov 2020
CDP has named 88 global cities that are working to become resilient, healthy, and prosperous places to live and work while cutting emissions and rapidly building resilience against the climate crisis.
City of Burlington uses wastewater technology to detect Covid-19
11 Nov 2020
GoAigua has deployed its sewer surveillance programme which includes integrating sampling data from different wastewater plants and manhole locations.
Seattle launches city streets clean-up plan
10 Nov 2020
Data from Seattle Public Utilities’ illegal dumping programme shows an almost 200 per cent increase in the volume of material collected from Q2 to Q3 2020.
Greater Manchester deploys AI-controlled road junctions
06 Nov 2020
The technology anonymously identifies different types of road users at selected junctions and controls traffic signals to allow different modes of transportation to be prioritised as and when required.
Global smart hospitals market to surpass $103bn by 2027
05 Nov 2020
Companies are focusing on launching new applications in order to establish smart hospitals through artificial intelligence which is expected to drive the growth of the global market.
Mobile ticketing launches in Okayama
04 Nov 2020
Jorudan has integrated Masabi’s Justride mobile ticketing SDK into its MaaS apps, meaning once an operator signs up to the service, tickets can be made available via its applications.
Miami-Dade launches rewards programme to promote safe public transit ridership
03 Nov 2020
Riders on all routes get rewards for answering a daily survey promoting protective face coverings and social distancing measures that DTPW has in place on all Miami-Dade rail and buses.
UK city of Norwich extends free Beryl Bike scheme
03 Nov 2020
The initiative forms part of a package of government measures in response to Covid-19 paid for through the Department for Transport’s Travel Demand Management fund.
New guide for city leaders to help strengthen cross-sector partnerships
02 Nov 2020
The Collaborative Cities guide is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ efforts to support global municipal leaders who can adapt these lessons to their own challenges and circumstances.
Milton Keynes launches AI development programme
02 Nov 2020
The training programme will bring together business leaders, academics and individuals to develop AI skills and strengthen networks to help the UK town establish itself as a world-leading smart city.
16 Jun 2021
The role of artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19
Cities have been putting data at the heart of treating coronavirus.
Smart lighting: why we are discussing it again
A hydrogen-fuelled city – a practical reality for the UK or a pipe dream?
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