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Melbourne launches largest ever revegetation project to green the city
08 Jun 2020
Plans to plant 150,000 trees and shrubs form part of the Australian city’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic by creating jobs and enhancing public space, in addition to tackling the climate emergency.
Baltimore launches first-of-its-kind Health Corps to help those hardest hit by Covid-19
05 Jun 2020
More than 300 residents who are currently jobless are being recruited to help address the city’s interconnected economic and public health crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19
01 Jun 2020
Mastercard is launching a set of tools and a series of research studies to help inform cities’ responses and decision-making as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Singapore creates new office to further drive digitalisation
01 Jun 2020
The SG Digital Office will recruit 1,000 digital ambassadors to help every individual and business to go digital in the phased economic recovery from Covid-19.
Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown
14 May 2020
The Odysseus project’s overall goal is to help manage the Covid-19 crisis, inform the return to normality, and act as a springboard to London’s economy in the long term.
City resilience officers form global coalition for recovery
07 May 2020
The Global Resilient Cities Network’s initiative offers a platform to cities and other urban centres to engage in short- and long-term planning for a sustained, resilient recovery.
Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase
06 May 2020
Critical event management company Everbridge has introduced a “next phase” Covid-19 software solution to help governments and businesses improve safety for employees and citizens.
Sacramento asks its innovators to respond to Covid-19
04 May 2020
The Californian city has created an online portal to find the best ideas for how it can use technology and innovation to meet the challenges brought by the pandemic.
Edinburgh council introduces emergency cycling and walking measures
01 May 2020
The Scottish capital’s city council said it has been working closely with Transport Scotland and Sustrans to develop an approach to re-designating road space.
Ras Al Khaimah progresses digital transformation programme
28 Apr 2020
As well as being part of its smart services strategy, the availability of a broad range of e-services is helping the emirate to minimise the presence of citizens in public places during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Global mayors launch Covid-19 recovery task force
17 Apr 2020
The C40 Cities initiative was unveiled during a virtual meeting of mayors and city leaders from 25 countries who will come together to share knowledge and expertise.
San Francisco installs Wi-Fi ‘SuperSpots’ for distance learning during Covid-19 lockdown
08 Apr 2020
The 25 SuperSpot devices will be located in areas where there are a lot of students lacking internet connectivity.
City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation
07 Apr 2020
The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.
Emergency on-demand transit service launched to help essential workers
07 Apr 2020
Moovit’s Emergency Mobilisation service enables public and private companies to transform unused vehicle fleets into an on-demand service during the coronavirus outbreak.
Cities begin to count the financial cost of coronavirus
01 Apr 2020
While the human toll can’t be underestimated, cities are now also facing the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes
30 Mar 2020
Blockchains said its Web3.0 platform for digital asset custody and digital identity management will also be released in 2022.
UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus
23 Mar 2020
The network from UrbanLeap is a place for city officials to share best practices and insights. It also tracks upcoming webinars and hosts resources.
Smart Cities Council releases free tool to support coronavirus action
23 Mar 2020
The COVID - 19 Mitigation Roadmap includes guidelines for assembling the team, a framework for planning, risks to consider, funding information and more.
Moscow opens up access to AI knowledge base
18 Mar 2020
The goal of the project by ICT.Moscow is to help businesses in a variety of industry verticals properly assess the possibilities of artificial intelligence.
Microsoft creates digital twin of regional HQ
16 Mar 2020
The initiative brings together artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and productivity tools to improve building efficiency as well as help employee productivity.
From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”
11 Mar 2020
A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.
Women in Mobility Group launches in the UK
09 Mar 2020
SmartCitiesWorld talks to the founders of the Women in Mobility Group’s London network about why the initiative is necessary and how it plans to boost diversity in the UK transport sector.
Whittlesea launches smart city data project for public space management
18 Feb 2020
The city council said the data will enable it to be more efficient and effective in the way it manages public buildings and outdoor spaces.
25 Feb 2021
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.
How can public services break silos to get smarter?
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
Beyond the pandemic: the technology that will remain part of our smart cities
White Paper: Edge computing and AI - the foundations of the best in class smart city
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
Research Report: How smart is your office?
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