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Glasgow delivers feedback on the progress of its digital strategy
24 Nov 2020
The Scottish city has outlined achievements to date as well as next steps and priorities, including the renewed focus of digital investment to support recovery from the pandemic.
Scottish Water taps into citizens' thirst for sustainability
27 Oct 2020
A network of public drinking water top-up taps installed by Scottish Water across Scotland has saved the equivalent of 250,000 plastic bottles and is being expanded to 70 more locations.
UK launches hydrogen-fuelled transport hub and train trials
01 Oct 2020
Britain’s first hydrogen train has begun trials in the Midlands while Tees Valley in north-east England is announced as the location for the nation’s first hydrogen transport hub.
City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain
14 Sep 2020
The research, carried out by Honda, was based on a range of factors including household recycling, domestic CO2 emissions and household eco measures, combined with survey responses.
Climate and sustainability masters programme gets the green light
25 Aug 2020
The programme is aimed at both existing urban professionals, as well as those with multi-disciplinary environmental backgrounds and will create professional pathways in urban climate change leadership.
Glasgow's physical distancing initiative receives funding boost from Sustrans
29 May 2020
The city has been awarded £3.5m from Sustrans Scotland, which it will put towards temporary travel infrastructure to support safe distancing to help stifle the spread of Covid-19.
Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes
27 Mar 2020
The Scottish city is launching a project designed to better manage rainwater in the Drumchapel area, as well as improve greenspace and protect waterways from pollution.
TerraGo and Urban Control partner for intelligent street lighting
19 Feb 2020
The official partnership comes after a series of successful collaborations in the UK with the City of London, City of Glasgow, London Borough of Brent and City of Westminster.
Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility
13 Jan 2020
The 10-year draft plan aims to respond to the city’s evolving demands as well as reinforce the Council’s ambition of making the Scottish capital carbon-neutral by 2030.
Glasgow increases proportion of low-emission bus journeys
07 Jan 2020
At least 40 per cent of bus journeys through the city centre will now be made by buses that meet the city’s low emission zone standards.
Glasgow aims to phase out single-use plastics by 2022
29 Nov 2019
The Council’s Plastics Reduction Strategy has set out a 24-point action plan for preventing and reducing the amount of plastic used and then disposed of in the Scottish city.
Edinburgh and Glasgow IoT coverage approaches 100 per cent
14 Nov 2019
Boston Networks claims that by the end of November, over 30 per cent of businesses, six local authorities and almost 1.4 million people will have access to affordable IoT connectivity across Scotland.
Where does micro-mobility have most potential?
09 Sep 2019
The high proportion of short-distance trips – independent of a city’s density or public transit network – highlights the universal potential for shared scooters and bikes in a new report.
Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks
09 Sep 2019
A public-private project has equipped the 20-storey building in the Scottish city with IoT technology, free fibre-optic broadband and will provide digital inclusion classes.
Glasgow trials car free zones outside of schools
15 Aug 2019
Schools chosen for the pilot have a history of complaints and concerns from parent councils, community council and elected members about pupil safety on the school run.
Ottawa named best city to live for expats
14 Aug 2019
Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.
Itron announces smart city challenge winners
18 Jun 2019
IoT solution providers were invited to compete for the chance to work with Glasgow and London to deploy breakthrough solutions to address specific challenges.
Glasgow bids to become UK's first net zero city
15 May 2019
The city council and ScottishPower say they will work together towards achieving net zero carbon emissions ahead of Scotland’s 2045 nationwide target.
Rockefeller Foundation winds down funding for 100 Resilient Cities
04 Apr 2019
The Rockefeller Foundation is to end funding for the 100 Resilient Cities programme, the largest privately funded climate adaptation initiative in the US.
Copenhagen and Bern named most liveable cities
13 Feb 2019
Global mobility expert ECA International evaluated cities on a range of factors such as infrastructure, air quality and personal safety for its annual liveability rankings
Glasgow approves digital strategy
30 Nov 2018
The Scottish city’s strategy has been developed collaboratively with a range of partner organisations from the public, private, third and academic sectors
Itron launches inaugural city challenge
13 Nov 2018
Chance to work with leading smart cities, including Glasgow and London to deploy breakthrough solutions
Glasgow car park to be transformed to solar centre
19 Jun 2018
The city council has secured £940k funding to help build a canopy of solar panels on the car park on Duke Street to enable it to power itself and provide electric charging
The UK's best and worst connected cities
31 May 2018
Unsurprisingly London tops a new ranking by GoCompare but other cities such as Exeter, Norwich and Hereford are lagging a long way behind in 4G coverage
How consumer tech is making Stockholm run more smoothly
Smartphones are proving to be an unusual but effective tool in improving the quality of roads in Sweden.
22 Feb 2021
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
15 Feb 2021
Beyond the pandemic: the technology that will remain part of our smart cities
08 Feb 2021
The future of public safety: why smart cities need to look to the cloud
09 Feb 2021
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
03 Feb 2021
Research Report: How smart is your office?
16 Dec 2020
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