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Honeywell expands smart city capabilities with City Suite platform
17 Nov 2020
The platform aggregates information from traffic, environment, parking, emergency services, safety, security and other applications, as well as utilities, in a single, unified view.
Toronto launches on-street electric charging station pilot
09 Nov 2020
Seventeen on-street EV charging stations will be installed and activated for public use at locations around the city, made possible by Toronto Hydro through an agreement with Flo.
Powerhouse presents a sustainable model for future buildings and workspaces
30 Oct 2020
The Powerhouse collaboration has completed its latest energy-positive building in the historic Norwegian city of Porsgrunn, which will produce clean and renewable energy throughout its lifespan.
Scottish Water taps into citizens' thirst for sustainability
27 Oct 2020
A network of public drinking water top-up taps installed by Scottish Water across Scotland has saved the equivalent of 250,000 plastic bottles and is being expanded to 70 more locations.
Brussels collaborates with Bloomberg Philanthropies on clean air initiative
21 Oct 2020
The Brussels Clean Air Partnership aims to implement a wide range of projects to support policy to reduce air pollution, including the use of low-cost monitoring devices to provide critical data.
Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe
15 Oct 2020
The French city was praised for its pioneering approach to climate management that includes a strong commitment to systemic change and an innovative participative approach to city governance.
Birmingham launches Clean Air Zone in June 2021
12 Oct 2020
It will cover an area of the city inside the inner ring road with owners of the most polluting vehicles required to pay a daily charge to drive into or through the zone.
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.
€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery
04 Aug 2020
The first phase of Project Cygnus will deploy €1m in EIT Climate-KIC funding to analyse current economic and environmental investment trends to support regions and countries in their recovery.
Smart waste and global science company team to promote circularity
24 Jun 2020
Rubicon and UL will work together on their shared goals and aspirations towards zero waste and sustainability while creating economic value.
Leipzig to roll out 21 electric buses as part of its Mobility 2030 strategy
24 Jun 2020
The German city will implement charging systems from Siemens Smart Infrastructure along the routes as well as at the Lindenau bus depot with the e-buses scheduled to go into operation in 2021.
Manchester to roll out electric refuse collection vehicles
03 Jun 2020
The city council is aiming to halve its direct carbon emissions by 2025 as part of a wider drive to make Manchester zero carbon by 2038 at the latest in response to the climate change emergency.
Action needed to get the clean energy transition back on track
13 May 2020
Unprecedented disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic risks cancelling out recent progress unless there is urgent action at national, regional and global levels.
Tampere draws up urban tree policy
04 May 2020
The guidelines are based on several of the Finnish city’s strategic goals, programmes, policies and operating models, including its aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Can living walls make our cities smarter and more sustainable?
23 Aug 2019
Vertical Field is collaborating with academia to study the impact of smart living walls in urban settings in terms of the environment, human health and wellbeing.
Ottawa named best city to live for expats
14 Aug 2019
Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.
UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050
13 Jun 2019
The UK becomes the first G7 country to enshrine the target in law and a youth steering group is being set up to give young people a chance to shape climate policy.
London tops smart and sustainable ranking
09 May 2019
The UK capital leads IESE Business School’s Cities in Motion Index, ahead of New York and Amsterdam, but the study also highlights some shortcomings.
Clear Channel to deliver street furniture to three UK councils
26 Apr 2019
Displays will deliver community messaging driven by the councils and contracts also include a contribution from the out-of-home media company towards local environmental projects.
San Francisco Downtown commits to clean power
24 Apr 2019
Mayor announces a plan to transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet or larger to 100 per cent renewable electricity.
Bee'ah creates the office of the future
24 Apr 2019
The sustainability solutions specialist is using AI and smart building technology from Microsoft and Johnson Controls for its cutting-edge headquarters in the UAE.
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.
Many Brits won't give up their cars, even for the environment
11 Apr 2019
Concern for the environment is the least popular reason to switch from a private car to alternative modes of transport, says a new survey.
Waterfront Toronto CSR report released
21 Nov 2018
Report sets out to demonstrate how the organisation is working to lay strong foundations for the area’s “long-term wellbeing”
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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