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IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

The winning projects include an Alexa-assisted citizen contact centre and data-driven systems to reduce flooding and address road accident hotspots.

“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.

Washington invests $400,000 to meet new green building standards

Washington invests $400,000 to meet new green building standards

Buildings account for three-quarters of DC’s carbon emissions. New regulation requires large buildings to reduce energy and greenhouse gas.

In-app ticketing comes to Denver metro area

In-app ticketing comes to Denver metro area

RTD, Transit and Masabi have come together to enable travellers to plan and pay for trips involving multiple modes of transportation on a single platform.

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.

Helsinki top for work-life balance

Helsinki top for work-life balance

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.