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Hamburg schools chosen for renewable energy pilot through AcceliGOV challenge
17 Jun 2021
Green electricity start-up Bioo will provide education kits to 10 high schools in the German city to educate students on its technology, which generates electricity from soil and plants.
Access to reliable broadband key to cities’ resilience during the pandemic
14 Jun 2021
Findings from National League of Cities’ 2021 State of the Cities survey also reveals that the availability of parks and green spaces was a top condition supporting communities.
$1.6m awarded to Louisiana SmartPort initiative
14 Jun 2021
Through the development of a decision-support tool to forecast shoaling at port facilities along the Mississippi River, SmartPort will improve port operations and benefit a variety of stakeholders.
AI used to examine construction following earthquakes
14 Jun 2021
An open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation with support from IBM and Call for Code will use machine learning to help inform quality assurance for construction in emerging nations.
Texas regional consortium pursues new ways to accelerate public sector innovation
03 Jun 2021
The North Texas Innovation Alliance is partnering with Marketplace.city to help to source and evaluate technology solutions and financial models to unlock new revenue sources.
Open source earthquake detection technology used in global initiative
26 May 2021
Grillo’s sensors, which are based on low-cost, open source hardware designs, are being used as part of a Clinton Global Initiative earthquake early warning project in Puerto Rico.
City of Milpitas launches smart city energy and water programme
21 May 2021
Energy and water conservation measures in the plan are expected to reduce utility consumption and save more than $1.5m in energy and water costs per year.
Cornell urban tech hub issues recommendations for ‘rebooting’ NYC
14 May 2021
The Jacobs Urban Tech Hub has put forward 10 tech-related recommendations that will enable the city’s administration to more effectively use technology to serve all New Yorkers equitably and efficiently.
Study reveals how cities are using tech and data to drive social development goals
30 Mar 2021
ESI ThoughtLab collaborated with a coalition of government, business, and academic leaders to conduct the global benchmarking study.
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.
16 Jun 2021
The role of artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19
Cities have been putting data at the heart of treating coronavirus.
Think Tank: Building Circular 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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