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Belfast launches Climate Plan with stark carbon warning
16 Dec 2020
Northern Irish capital has released a Resilience Strategy comprising 30 programmes which will focus on resilience for children, climate and connectivity.
Tech partnership aims to promote better understanding of building use
26 Nov 2020
Buro Happold and Microsoft’s global property management technology aims to provide office owners and operators with a “single source of truth” about what is happening in their properties in real-time.
Mayors are among the first to sign C40's Clean Construction Declaration
24 Nov 2020
Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest have committed to clean construction to build a sustainable future for the industry and cut emissions from projects in their cities in half by 2030.
36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future
18 Nov 2020
The World Economic Forum has chosen the cities to pioneer a global policy roadmap developed by its G20 Smart Cities Alliance for the ethical and responsible use of data and technology.
Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge
13 Nov 2020
Nesta wants to work with cities around the world to identify and scale up innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build “thriving, inclusive, resilient communities”.
Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge
23 Oct 2020
Barcelona-based start-up Bioo has developed a unique way of generating electricity from plants’ photosynthesis that doesn’t damage them and is 100 per cent renewable.
Twin Cities seek citizen input for electric vehicle network
06 Oct 2020
Saint Paul and Minneapolis in the US state of Minnesota have joined forces to develop the mobility network comprising charging hubs on public roadways and a fleet of car-share vehicles.
Lebanese wastewater solution wins global tech innovation contest
01 Oct 2020
The IoT-based solution treats wastewater on-site, negating the need to transport waste and recycled water and uses a series of water tanks that imitate aquatic habitats found in nature.
The Call for Code finalists taking on climate change and Covid-19
29 Sep 2020
A safe queuing app that is intended to replace physical lines and a tool to help families better manage school work during the pandemic are among the five finalists in IBM’s global challenge.
Cityzenith to donate digital twin platform to key cities
28 Sep 2020
The technology provider is launching the Clean Cities – Clean Future campaign to help the world’s most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral.
Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change
05 Aug 2020
Ashden is calling for more backing for sustainable solutions to help struggling communities around the world build back better and combat the duel impact of Covid-19 and climate change.
€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.
SmartCitiesWorld and Leading Cities announce partnership
29 Jul 2020
Through a media partnership, SmartCitiesWorld will support Leading Cities’ initiatives such as AcceliCITY and AcceliGOV that seek to solve urban challenges.
City of Sydney makes the switch to 100 per cent green power
03 Jul 2020
Since 1 July, all of the City’s operations – including streetlights, pools, sports fields, depots and buildings – have been run on 100 per cent locally sourced renewable electricity.
Smart Dubai Covid-19 report emphasises the importance of a holistic response
26 Jun 2020
The report, compiled by the Happiness Agenda team, will help to inform the post-Covid 19 strategy and is focused on the three areas of services, employees and corporate operations.
Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?
12 Jun 2020
Even if US cities could maintain a 10 per cent drop in traffic volumes in the recovery phase, they could significantly improve their climate impact standing, according to a new study by StreetLight Data.
City resilience officers form global coalition for recovery
07 May 2020
The Global Resilient Cities Network’s initiative offers a platform to cities and other urban centres to engage in short- and long-term planning for a sustained, resilient recovery.
Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase
06 May 2020
Critical event management company Everbridge has introduced a “next phase” Covid-19 software solution to help governments and businesses improve safety for employees and citizens.
Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19
29 Apr 2020
The toolkit launched by the World Economic Forum aims to bring more transparency, trust and resilience to supply chains by offering a "shared truth".
Smart city accelerator demo days go virtual
22 Apr 2020
Both Urban-X and Techstars have taken their demo day events online, ensuring start-ups and innovation continue to be supported despite the coronavirus outbreak.
Global mayors launch Covid-19 recovery task force
17 Apr 2020
The C40 Cities initiative was unveiled during a virtual meeting of mayors and city leaders from 25 countries who will come together to share knowledge and expertise.
Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19
07 Apr 2020
The Ion Smart & Resilient Cities Accelerator wants to support start-ups to create solutions to help in everyday lives, but also in situations that require urgency like the coronavirus outbreak.
Pandemic to reshape city resilience and technological investment, says report
24 Mar 2020
This is one of the messages in ABI Research’s whitepaper which looks at the current and future ramifications of COVID-19 across technologies and verticals, including smart cities.
Coronavirus: TfL trials longer-lasting anti-viral cleaner
11 Mar 2020
Enhanced cleaning will be introduced across all TfL transport but the public must continue to follow handwashing advice, the authority stressed.
25 Feb 2021
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.
How can public services break silos to get smarter?
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
Beyond the pandemic: the technology that will remain part of our smart cities
White Paper: Edge computing and AI - the foundations of the best in class smart city
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
Research Report: How smart is your office?
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