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Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?
16 Nov 2020
CDP has named 88 global cities that are working to become resilient, healthy, and prosperous places to live and work while cutting emissions and rapidly building resilience against the climate crisis.
5G autonomous electric vehicle trial launched in Stockholm
28 Sep 2020
The collective behind the trial aim to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous EVs in complex urban areas to help optimise route planning.
Swedish transport authority awards fossil-free bus contract
24 Jul 2020
Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded Keolis a €500m, four-year extension to operate and maintain the fleet, which will serve the centre of Stockholm and Lidingö island.
Swedish municipality deploys robots for safer recruitment
05 May 2020
The Upplands-Bro municipality outside of Stockholm is using artificial intelligence recruitment robots to reduce the risk of contamination at the interview stage during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system
06 Mar 2020
The Swedish city’s traffic department will utilise Itron’s Streetlight.Vision smart city management platform to manage streetlights, improve energy efficiency and optimise performance.
GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers
20 Jan 2020
Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm, the three Lighthouse cities in the EC-funded project, highlight the importance of early citizen engagement and the value of demonstrator projects.
21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme
14 Jan 2020
The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.
‘Drivers are guests’: How Oslo cut traffic deaths to almost zero in 2019
09 Jan 2020
Oslo’s governing mayor tells SmartCitiesWorld how the city is making its streets safer, and that autonomous vehicles could help with retaining and improving the results.
Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI
25 Nov 2019
Hyperconnected leaders include Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen and Dublin.
Stockholm is 2019’s winner at Smart City Expo World Congress
21 Nov 2019
Other award-winning initiatives include the ’world’s first’ 5G city digital twin, work to better integrate slums and the largest urban cable car system.
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.
London ranked top city for Generation Z
04 Sep 2019
The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.
Start-ups meet the urban water challenge
28 Aug 2019
Winners of the 2019 Imagine H20 challenge were announced at World Water Week in Stockholm and will deploy their solutions in cities in three continents.
NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging
12 Aug 2019
National League of Cities wants to show local leaders how such charging systems could sustainably improve conditions on and around America’s roads.
Helsinki top for work-life balance
07 Aug 2019
A study has compared data on livability, work intensity, institutional support and legislation to rank cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to citizens.
More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?
15 Jul 2019
Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.
Lime and Octopus team for a greener London
25 Apr 2019
Lime warehouses, which charge Lime-E electric assist bike batteries, are being powered by clean and renewable energy in the UK capital.
New unified system for local and regional government climate reporting
21 Apr 2019
Environmental non-profit organisations CDP and ICLEI have joined forces to launch a new unified climate action reporting system.
Mobility business accelerator buys into MaaS pioneer
19 Mar 2019
Via ID has acquired a majority stake in Swedish start-up UbiGo which wants to bring its subscription-based mobility-as-a-service offering to households in major cities.
New York ranked world's premier tech city
06 Feb 2019
The city earned first place in the Savills Tech Cities research programme based on a range of factors from its talent pool to transport links
City mayors urge Europe to ‘put people first’
19 Dec 2018
Mayors of major European cities want to create a more citizen-focused Europe and also see more youth participation in decision-making
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.
22 Feb 2021
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
15 Feb 2021
Beyond the pandemic: the technology that will remain part of our smart cities
08 Feb 2021
The future of public safety: why smart cities need to look to the cloud
09 Feb 2021
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
03 Feb 2021
Research Report: How smart is your office?
16 Dec 2020
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