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Can smart lampposts help stop the spread of Covid-19?
21 Apr 2021
Drawing from case studies around the world, a new report highlights how a new generation of smart lampposts is helping cities to respond to and tackle the pandemic.
Verizon expands initiatives to reduce global climate impact
20 Apr 2021
Verizon set a goal to achieve net zero operational emissions by 2035 and committed to source or generate renewable energy equivalent to 50 per cent of its annual electricity consumption by 2025.
Baltimore Health Corps pilot could serve as model for other cities
12 Apr 2021
The Baltimore Health Corps launched in June 2020 as a way to recruit, train, and employ 275 new community health workers who were unemployed, furloughed, or underemployed.
Green investment by Canadian cities could create three million jobs
12 Apr 2021
Analysis by C40 Cities highlights the economic and health benefits for Canadians of investing in city-led efforts to secure a green and just recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vancouver launches dashboard to track healthy city progress
06 Apr 2021
The initiative, in collaboration with the Partnership for Healthy Cities global network, will track progress against 23 key indicators that act as determinants of health and wellbeing.
Boston pilots free rides for commuters in Main Street districts
01 Apr 2021
The programme aims to incentivise employees returning to work and workers who currently drive to work to use public transit and also seeks to lessen vehicular traffic.
Mexico City pilots climate-adaptive cycle path built from plastic waste
30 Mar 2021
The cycle path in Chapultepec Forest offers temporary water storage and drainage features and is made from over 2,200 pounds of plastic waste, the equivalent of half a million plastic bottle caps.
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.
New York arts centre uses capacity-monitoring tech to reopen safely
18 Mar 2021
The Shed in Manhattan is implementing GoGuide, which can be integrated with existing building technology systems for capacity-monitoring across the location as well as for individual spaces.
London makes major new investment in air quality monitoring
16 Mar 2021
Sadiq Khan and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg are announcing a joint investment worth almost £1.5m to help ensure recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is green and clean.
IoT utilised to smarten buildings in Scottish Highlands
12 Mar 2021
Smart IoT technology is being used to save costs and reduce the carbon footprint of schools, care homes, leisure centres and council offices as part of a new £400,000 project.
London's School Streets initiative improves air quality
11 Mar 2021
Closing the roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has reduced polluting nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23 per cent, according to latest research.
Pittsburgh announces investment in equitable street tree strategy
03 Mar 2021
Based on census records and inventory data, visualisations show low-income and Black communities disproportionately have fewer city street trees and so see less of the benefits of trees.
Ushering in new era of smart buildings and healthcare for Singapore
03 Mar 2021
Vantiq and PrimusTech are collaborating on the development and deployment of real-time applications that further the digital transformation of hospitals and commercial buildings.
Lime invests in new shared e-bike hardware to expand service
01 Mar 2021
Lime plans to expand its e-bike service to an additional 15 European cities in 2021, while continuing to scale its scooter and moped fleet to offer a multi-modal electric vehicle offering.
Work begins on Greater Manchester's active neighbourhoods
01 Mar 2021
The project aims to prioritise the movement, health and safety of people over cars and includes using modal filters such as benches, planters or bollards to reduce traffic on residential streets.
Additional Israeli municipalities selected for local government innovation initiative
24 Feb 2021
Hazira is a national hub for city innovation in Israel, providing municipalities with the tools needed to tackle their most difficult, complex challenges, and build capacity.
Mayor calls on London’s innovators to support city's recovery from Covid-19
24 Feb 2021
Sadiq Khan is inviting applications to a £1m Resilience Fund and also wants to harness the capital’s design talent to make a vital contribution to its recovery from Covid-19 in a separate initiative.
New Hampshire deploys statewide Covid-19 response network
23 Feb 2021
Mutualink is working with the US state to instantly link public safety agencies, public safety answering points, hospitals, colleges and universities, along with critical assets.
Moovit empowers users with occupancy and accessibility information
19 Feb 2021
The MaaS provider has added new features to its mobility app that shows riders how crowded or empty a bus is before they board, and whether it is accessible to wheelchair users.
Boston progresses plans for its urban forest
15 Feb 2021
Landscape architecture firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism and forestry consultant Urban Canopy Works have been selected to co-lead the effort to develop the 20-year plan.
Start-up helps Turin to optimise healthcare and Covid-19 vaccine spaces
12 Feb 2021
Hynnova’s machine learning applications are currently being deployed to streamline home care activities and Covid-19 vaccination campaigns in the northern area of the Italian city.
Singapore’s president launches national Digital for Life movement
09 Feb 2021
It seeks to bring the whole nation together in collective efforts to help all Singaporeans have the necessary digital tools, skills and habits to succeed in the future.
Lime and Pedal Me team to help Londoners travel to vaccination centres
05 Feb 2021
The Ride to Recovery initiative provides citizens with a code for four free rides to use to travel to and from their jab appointments at any point this year.
23 Dec 2020
Smart city tracker: the top stories of 2020
Smart city technology has proven powerful at helping cities around the world battle Covid-19, as our annual review shows, and it will continue to be required throughout 2021.
Think Tank: Cities on the frontline and lessons for a resilient recovery
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Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
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