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University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course
27 Nov 2020
Course has been designed in partnership with the cities of Helsinki, Amsterdam and London and aims to help public administration, businesses and the public understand what the ethical use of AI means.
European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation
28 Sep 2020
The Belgian city actively involves its citizens in the creation and testing of new ideas and was praised for its ground-breaking collaboration model.
Free IoT data tool to help governments manage public fleets
17 Sep 2020
Samsara’s City Insights enables government leaders to explore city traffic patterns and driving behaviour, specifically around harsh events like crashes and speed.
Global citizens favour smart cities
27 Jul 2020
A survey reveals that city living is falling short for many people in the digital age and more than a third of citizens are willing to pay for more enriched digital services.
Boston rolls out critical event management platform for public safety
21 May 2020
Multilingual communications are sent daily with information about public health and safety, as well as related preventative measures and city resources to combat coronavirus.
Citizen journey platform aims to help governments better manage Covid-19 response
16 Apr 2020
Identigy’s pandemic response tool seeks to help governments securely recognise and verify individuals according to their quarantine status, location, and movement permissions.
Crisis communication platform keeps Belgian citizens informed amid Covid-19 outbreak
09 Apr 2020
The municipality of Aalter is using the Ezkoms platform to keep its citizens informed 24-7 with additional data sources of approved information to protect lives and ease anxiety.
City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation
07 Apr 2020
The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.
Smart Dubai builds single source of data
01 Apr 2020
The Dubai Registers initiative will collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data to ensure it is useful to as many parties as possible.
Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis
31 Mar 2020
Austin in the US and Wyndham in Australia are combatting practical issues and mental strain arising from the Covid-19 outbreak with the help of online community hubs.
Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars
07 Nov 2019
A wider clean air zone where non-compliant commercial vehicles such as buses, taxis, HGVs and LGVs would be charged has also been proposed.
Jumptuit aims to deliver “smarter data” for smart cities
23 Oct 2019
Jumptuit Smart City combines data from a variety of public and private stakeholders in all market sectors and provides a real-time data stream containing “highly nuanced” insights.
Tokyo named top global hospital city
17 Oct 2019
The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.
Edinburgh councillors told to prioritise poverty, sustainability and wellbeing, while saving £86.7 million
07 Oct 2019
The call forms part of the Scottish capital’s four-year Change Strategy, which aims to build a more inclusive and fairer city.
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.
'Serious game' aims to model future mobility scenarios
07 Aug 2019
Board game seeks to allow transport strategy teams, citizens, and anyone interested in the future of mobility to role play through future transport scenarios in an interactive format.
UK Lords explore digital's impact on democracy
23 Jul 2019
House of Lords launches call for evidence to assess the public’s views on the benefits and negative impacts of digital technologies in areas such as political campaigning.
People-centric mobility is key to quality of life in cities
01 Jul 2019
Failure to recognise this means an “overly congested state of mobility will deteriorate”, with major consequences for livability and viability of cities, warns a report.
Ashden calls for "further and faster" climate action
03 May 2019
The sustainable energy charity welcomed the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero report but its head of cities argues more citizen engagement is required.
Data exchange framework for smart cities completes first phase
16 Apr 2019
The framework by US Ignite and ATIS aims to create a blueprint for the secure and interoperable exchange of data beyond city operational boundaries.
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
Study highlights top tech for communicating with citizens
06 Dec 2018
Study focused on contact centres in 20 cities across the globe including Hong Kong, San Francisco, Toronto, Barcelona, London, New York and Moscow
Helsinki offers citizens personal training for climate change
24 Oct 2018
The mayors of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen are helping citizens in the city’s metropolitan area to make climate-friendly choices in everyday lives
Shining a light on the use of citizen data
14 Aug 2018
Open Knowledge International is leading a research project that aims to develop a vocabulary of different citizen-generated data methodologies
10 Jun 2021
Watch: Cloudera and IBM Storage - how CAVs can manage data
CAVs need to embrace open ecosystems to manage the data lifecycle.
A hydrogen-fuelled city – a practical reality for the UK or a pipe dream?
Why buses will be the catalyst for electrified public transport
Think Tank: Building Circular Cities
WEBINAR: Smart City: what’s behind the success of Smart Lighting?
WEBINAR: Connected and autonomous vehicles: how to deal with data?
OnDemand Webinar: Kyoto: the Japanese start-up community powering the future of smart cities
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