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Paris to launch universal charging pilot for micro-mobility
04 Mar 2021
Duckt will install 150 dock, lock and charge points across the Paris Rive Gauche area to demonstrate how the infrastructure can accelerate micro-mobility to reduce climate impact in the city.
Lime to pilot electric mopeds in Paris and Washington DC
29 Jan 2021
Lime is adding e-mopeds to its fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters, which allow for two riders at a time and will provide two high-visibility helmets in the carrying case of every moped.
Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime
24 Nov 2020
The council wants to investigate how a shared e-bike service might fit into the transport network in the long-term in the New Zealand city.
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
17 Sep 2020
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.
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.
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.
Hyperloop company completes €7m financing round
02 Jun 2020
Spanish company Zeleros moves into the next phase of bringing the futuristic "fifth mode of transport" to reality and creating an ecosystem of international partners.
Consortium to deploy LTE wireless network for Grand Paris Express metro
13 Mar 2020
The private wireless network project will provide critical, high-speed wireless connectivity services to meet future operational and maintenance requirements.
Bogota ranked as 2019's most congested city
09 Mar 2020
Drivers in the Colombian capital lose 191 hours a year to congestion, according to the 2019 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard, which identifies and analyses trends in more than 900 cities.
Private car journeys forecast to decrease 10% in largest cities by 2030
18 Feb 2020
According to new research from Kantar, Manchester is set to see the biggest shift in the way people travel, followed by Moscow and São Paulo.
Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions
27 Jan 2020
The EU AI4Cities project is using a challenge-based procurement approach to find solutions to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge
09 Jan 2020
Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.
York to ban cars in the centre by 2023
03 Jan 2020
“Non-essential” private cars are set to be restricted from York’s centre to meet climate ambitions and cut congestion and pollution.
Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality
16 Dec 2019
Following an executive order, building construction must be low-energy and fossil-fuel-free, while meeting annual energy needs from a mix of on- and off-site renewable energy assets.
Airbnb to launch helpline for city officials
10 Dec 2019
Airbnb wants to deepen trust with cities and guests following controversy and ahead of an IPO next year.
Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities
29 Nov 2019
The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.
Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest
14 Nov 2019
The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.
Mayors back a Global Green New Deal
10 Oct 2019
Mayors from around the world are committing to help transfer global resources away from fossil fuels "into action" that averts the climate emergency.
Cities commit to ‘clean construction’ to cut building emissions by up to 44 per cent
09 Oct 2019
Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm have pledged to reduce emissions from construction as new research is released.
30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked
08 Oct 2019
Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.
Momentum behind MaaS continues to build in Europe
03 Oct 2019
Vulog has announced the latest update to its multi-modal, multi-city platform which has increased user engagement by a third, while Iomob and Karhoo are partnering for MaaS projects.
No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI
27 Sep 2019
A new ranking reveals that Singapore, London and New York are marginally better prepared but governments and private sector institutions around the world need to do more.
Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action
24 Sep 2019
At the conclusion of the UN Climate Action Summit, chair of C40 and mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, urged all nation states to step up and commit to science-based targets.
18 Nov 2020
Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion
The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.
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