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“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

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.

Airbnb to launch helpline for city officials

Airbnb to launch helpline for city officials

Airbnb wants to deepen trust with cities and guests following controversy and ahead of an IPO next year.

Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners

Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners

Carlsbad wants to be the “best-run government” around and is seeking digital transformation partners to support this.

Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste

Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste

IoT sensors are deployed in many smart city projects but recycling the small electronics used in them is difficult. Portland wants to promote sustainable procurement and re-usability.

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

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.