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Smart Dubai releases paperless scorecard
02 Mar 2021
The Dubai Paperless Strategy aims to identify all the primary manual processes that require paper usage and render them 100 per cent digital by the end of 2021.
NEC to drive Indian smart city project
22 Feb 2021
Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, is one of 100 cities selected in the third round of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ smart city mission.
WEF launches global artificial intelligence alliance
01 Feb 2021
The World Economic Forum said AI’s potential requires strong buy-in from citizens and governments, based on their trust that applications and technologies making use of it are built and used ethically.
Metro Nashville launches Smart Zone to better manage the kerb
01 Feb 2021
The project is being undertaken in partnership with kerb management platform provider Coord to streamline kerbside loading, reduce congestion, and support local economic activity.
Companies team to roll out smarter e-scooters in Ireland
25 Jan 2021
The scooters are fitted with world-first centimetre-level positioning technology and artificial intelligence cameras, to help solve the dual issues of dangerous parking and illegal footpath riding.
West Palm Beach launches downtown kerb management programme
19 Jan 2021
The pilot aims to build upon the recent switch to flex zones rather than metered parking in Rosemary Square as part of efforts to modernise the City’s kerb management strategy.
Dubai Customs joins Smart Dubai’s Government Resource Planning Systems
13 Jan 2021
More than 75,000 employees benefit from the GRPS which is already implemented across 72 government departments and helps support the emirate’s digital transformation.
Dubai releases figures on how digitisation helped maintain business continuity during Covid-19
22 Dec 2020
The various e-services on offer in the emirate helped employees carry out their day-to-day tasks with no interruptions when remote working was made mandatory.
Los Angeles launches urban air mobility programme
18 Dec 2020
The strategy will help Los Angeles map out challenges identified by local, diverse stakeholders surrounding public airspace and property rights – and implement solutions to these issues.
WEF continues drive to make facial recognition tech more transparent
14 Dec 2020
The forum has focused on FRT for passengers boarding aircraft and the toolkit’s questionnaire has been tested by Tokyo-Narita Airport, which will encourage other airports to adopt this framework.
Open Mobility Foundation launched to help create new open data standards for the kerb
10 Dec 2020
Digitising the kerb opens the door for more dynamic regulations and new approaches to kerb-usage fees that could enable more goal-driven management strategies.
City-led clean infrastructure projects can help build back a stronger US
08 Dec 2020
Report sets out to demonstrate how cities can be “critical drivers” of solutions for the multiple short-term challenges created by Covid-19 as well as emerging long-term challenges of climate change.
US mayors sound the alarm over impact of Covid-19 pandemic on their cities
04 Dec 2020
This was one of the messages from the Menino Survey of Mayors, the only national representative survey of America’s mayors conducted annually by Boston University’s Initiative on Cities.
Toronto approves plan to create more resilient and safer transport system
30 Nov 2020
Plan proposes five key measures including smart traffic signals and intelligent intersections to make the city’s transportation system more resilient in response to the effects of Covid-19.
Micro-mobility company launches research fund for use of e-scooters
26 Nov 2020
Research will focus on the various safety aspects of e-scooter use as well as rider travel behaviour and the challenges and opportunities of the integration of e-scooters within a city.
Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan
23 Nov 2020
The plan contains so-called “game-changer” actions in the areas of buildings and transportation, which represent nearly all of the carbon pollution produced in Vancouver.
Initiative aims to track use of renewable energy in real-time
20 Nov 2020
EnergyTag, which brings together major names in the technology and energy sector, is developing an industry standard to deliver hourly certificates showing users where energy is coming from.
New guide for city leaders to help strengthen cross-sector partnerships
02 Nov 2020
The Collaborative Cities guide is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ efforts to support global municipal leaders who can adapt these lessons to their own challenges and circumstances.
Blockchain deployed to help travellers certify their health status
27 Oct 2020
Cybersecurity and Internet of Things company, WISeKey has added the ability for users to upload and digitally certify the results of their Covid-19 test to its WIShelter platform.
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.
Edinburgh approves three-year digital smart city strategy
09 Oct 2020
The strategy, which has been unanimously approved, sets out principles for how the council’s future technology services should be designed, sourced and delivered.
Data reveals major improvement in London’s air quality since 2016
05 Oct 2020
Even before lockdown, measures implemented by the mayor have helped to bring about a 94 per cent reduction in the number of Londoners living in areas exceeding legal limits for nitrogen dioxide.
Smart Dubai collaboration to accelerate digital transformation for government entities
30 Sep 2020
The Dubai Government Information Network is designed to become the information backbone between the emirate’s governmental organisations and the internet.
New board members and Global Steering Committee for Resilient Cities Network
23 Sep 2020
RCN to focus on resilience, healthcare and environment with new board members
24 Feb 2021
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