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Manhattan unveils plan to create more open space in Union Square
20 Jan 2021
The Vision Plan for the Union Square-14th Street neighbourhood responds to the city’s current challenges and proposes a series of targeted enhancements.
New York urged to follow four point plan for Covid resilience
21 Dec 2020
The city was one of the United States’ most badly hit parts of the country during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
New York City residents to field test new electric vehicle charging technology
12 Aug 2020
Siemens eMobility solutions’ meter integrated charger provides an innovative, cost-effective approach to measuring the quantity of electricity needed to charge electric vehicles.
New York launches Covid-19 response initiative for public transit
09 Jul 2020
The MTA and the Transit Innovation Partnership want to engage the private tech industry to evaluate and deploy technologies that make transport safer and more responsive to needs amid the pandemic.
Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities
03 Jul 2020
Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the Cities in Motion Index 2020 analyses the level of development of 174 world cities.
Newlab Circular City programme announces latest cohort of start-ups
03 Jun 2020
Sensor networks that provide visibility into air pollution and autonomous aqua drone technology that captures critical water data are among the solutions that will be piloted across the city.
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.
Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency
13 May 2020
QBE AcceliCity programme will recognise and support innovators which leverage smart city solutions that help cities manage and respond to physical, economic and social risk.
Start-ups partner with NY transport agencies on accessibility, congestion and revenue
05 Mar 2020
After an eight-week demo period, successful start-ups will move on to a formal pilot project.
2020 expected to see almost 20% increase in smart city spending
13 Feb 2020
Singapore is expected to remain the top investor in smart city initiatives, followed by Tokyo, New York City and London.
UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns
31 Jan 2020
Tree-planting initiatives form part of the global effort to substantially reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and counteract the effects of climate change.
New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability
13 Jan 2020
The programme aims to show what can happen when the private and public sector team up with civic groups and academic experts to tackle the biggest challenges facing the city.
NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices
18 Oct 2019
NYC is staging its second Library Privacy Week which will see libraries providing hands-on instruction in using digital privacy tools and understanding facial recognition technology.
Accelerator addresses NYC's public transit challenges
16 Oct 2019
Start-ups and entrepreneurs with products that improve accessibility, enhance traffic coordination, or create new sources of revenue are invited to submit applications.
NYC targets nine facilities for deep energy retrofits
04 Oct 2019
A deep energy retrofit aims to achieve a 50 per cent or greater reduction in building energy usage and can reduce carbon emissions 30 per cent or more.
IoT-based system aims to prevent manhole explosions
16 Sep 2019
The system uses cloud-based analytics to identify and predict conditions that may result in an incident so that preventative actions can be taken to avoid a potential disaster.
Annual $1m prize launched for NYC's ‘boldest visionaries’
05 Sep 2019
The David Prize will award $200,000 to five “trailblazing individuals” who contribute to the social, environmental, economic, and cultural fabric of the city.
New York City announces cybersecurity challenge finalists
16 Aug 2019
Seven finalists will receive an award of $10,000 from NYC to test their proposals in the city, and be given the opportunity to partner to deliver solutions to local small businesses.
New York's MTA tests high-tech solutions for subway and buses
30 Jul 2019
The goal of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Transit Tech Lab accelerator programme is to establish the city as the centre of innovation for mobility and public transit.
New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data
26 Jul 2019
With a lack of federal law to specifically protect consumers, a local bill proposes banning the practice of selling mobile users’ location data.
Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023
02 Jul 2019
The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation.
Sprint rolls out 5G in four US cities
31 May 2019
Over the coming weeks the service will extend to more than 2,000 square miles and 11 million people, giving Sprint the largest initial 5G coverage footprint in the US.
Smart city start-ups transform Brooklyn into a living lab
11 Mar 2019
Technology developed by three start-ups in the Circular City programme have provided new insight and solutions to address congestion and safety issues in the booming neighbourhood
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.
Financing city digitisation in a post-pandemic world
How can public services break silos to get smarter?
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
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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