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Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

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.

Melbourne proposes planning changes to create more sustainable buildings

Melbourne proposes planning changes to create more sustainable buildings

Councillors will also consider endorsing an Australian-first online tool, piloted by the city, that enables architects and developers to integrate a range of green infrastructure outcomes at the planning stage.

Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

The University of Melbourne has teamed with Cubic Transportation Systems to test how its artificial intelligence technology with real-time computer vision tracking can help improve road safety.

Melbourne fast-tracks 40km of bike lanes

Melbourne fast-tracks 40km of bike lanes

As well as create more space to help cyclists maintain physical distance, the plan is also part of the city’s 10-year roadmap for Melbourne to become a premier cycling city.

Melbourne launches largest ever revegetation project to green the city

Melbourne launches largest ever revegetation project to green the city

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.