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Sydney to plant 700 new street trees annually to green the city
29 Mar 2021
Greening Sydney 2030 sets the directions, targets and actions for all aspects of greening, including canopy targets and innovative plans to increase green roofs and walls and streetscape gardening.
Carbon farmers help to lower Sydney's inner city emissions
08 Mar 2021
The City of Sydney is buying 1,800 Australian Carbon Credit Units from Indigenous carbon farmers, following an agreement with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.
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.
Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services
10 Sep 2020
A survey carried out on rail users in Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto revealed 95 per cent are more likely to use the rail network in their city if technology-driven solutions were implemented.
Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections
08 Jul 2020
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.
City of Sydney makes the switch to 100 per cent green power
03 Jul 2020
Since 1 July, all of the City’s operations – including streetlights, pools, sports fields, depots and buildings – have been run on 100 per cent locally sourced renewable electricity.
Adelaide Metro partners with Moovit to provide locals with easier commute
23 Jun 2020
Moovit’s journey planner app combines official information from Adelaide Metro as well as crowdsourced information to calculate the best route for each journey.
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.
Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces
27 May 2020
The fund will be used to help local independent businesses redesign outdoor spaces and turn them into seating areas to make up for the internal space they are losing as a result of social distancing.
Sydney creates new spaces for safer travel
18 May 2020
The city is fast-tracking the roll-out of cycleways on key routes as well as widening streets and creating walking paths to help citizens maintain physical distancing.
Sydney outlines future planning strategy that will transform city skyline
04 May 2020
While responding to Covid-19 remains the priority, the city’s lord mayor said the plan will contribute to the post-coronavirus recovery and future livelihoods.
Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women
19 Mar 2020
The team is analysing data collected from the Safetipin mobile app, which allows users to rate public areas on safety criteria and to flag concerns.
“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.
Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities
29 Nov 2019
The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.
Calgary ranked best city for driving
15 Nov 2019
Low congestion and affordability are among the factors that put the Canadian city top of Mister Auto’s ranking while Mumbai was named the worst city for driving across the globe.
Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal
28 Oct 2019
Renewable electricity will power all city-owned properties, including pools, libraries, playing fields, depots and council buildings, including historic Sydney Town Hall.
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.
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.
Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing
10 Sep 2019
To enhance its reputation and global status, the Australian city wants to accommodate 200,000 new jobs and 56,000 new homes by the plan’s target year.
Vienna remains top city for liveability
05 Sep 2019
Austrian capital retains its position in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s index which assigns cities a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors.
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.
Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world
02 Sep 2019
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2019 ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure and personal security.
Sydney gains new cycle routes to boost active travel
30 Aug 2019
The Australian New South Wales Government is funding the construction of four new cycleways as part of a $600m state spend which will help to build a connected bike network.
Sydney to assemble citizen jury to help shape future city plan
09 Aug 2019
The Australian city is partnering with newDemocracy, a leading foundation working in citizen participation, to design and oversee the jury process.
14 Jan 2021
Realising the true value of data
In an extract from our Sydney City Profile, we explore how the city’s Smart City Strategy Framework aims to help transform raw data into actionable knowledge.
Reclaiming the smart city
How smart cities can improve resilience to extreme weather and natural disasters, by Corinne Trommsdorff, IWA programme manager, Cities of the Future
Is your building a hack risk, by Colin Tankard, MD, Digital Pathways
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
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