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Edinburgh aims to create 20-minute neighbourhoods
09 Jun 2021
Based on an approach used worldwide, the strategy aims to build a more sustainable place, improve public services, and build on the Scottish city’s strong sense of local community.
Data sharing critical to rapid response of the pandemic in Scotland
27 May 2021
Researchers at the University of Glasgow said the experience provides key lessons for future data engagement, especially in the context of the Scottish Government’s digital strategy.
Mobility analytics company releases daily traffic counts for US roadways
13 May 2021
StreetLight Data claims its validated Annual Average Daily Traffic metrics cover virtually every US roadway, filling an important gap for transportation planning in a year impacted by Covid-19.
Las Vegas Medical District puts in place advanced mobility programme
12 May 2021
The programme, which will be led by design firm Stantec, will include the integration of autonomous vehicles with a wider connected intelligent transportation system.
San Antonio opens call for entries to its residency and city civic challenge
07 May 2021
The four main challenges are around sustaining business during construction, carbon footprint for energy retrofits, power outage emergency communication, and hand sanitiser refill.
Bloomberg funds cities' outreach efforts to support more equitable vaccine roll-outs
06 May 2021
The low- and middle-income countries selected will receive grants of up to $50,000 for six months’ worth of vaccine preparedness activities with an emphasis on reaching high-risk populations.
Seoul to create more modular parks to reduce particulate matter levels
05 May 2021
The completed moving parks with planters can be temporarily relocated using a crane or forklift when there are events to be held and rearranged to suit a new space.
Smart Dubai develops data-driven model to predict the future course of Covid-19
04 May 2021
Smart Dubai and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences have developed a epidemiological model to make timely measures when tackling Covid-19.
Chicago mayor announces plans for a green recovery
27 Apr 2021
Lori Lightfoot is advancing four strategies that aim to help Chicago achieve its 2025 and 2035 clean energy targets as well as maximise local benefits to communities.
Record-breaking entries for 2021 Global Mayors Challenge
22 Apr 2021
The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ challenge was launched in January 2021 and will select 50 “champion cities” to test their ideas for several months this year.
Boston rewards citizens for shopping locally to aid recovery
21 Apr 2021
Using the B-Local mobile app, shoppers earn rewards automatically at hundreds of participating local businesses across the city which can be converted to cash discounts.
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.
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.
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.
Milan teams up with Vianova to enhance shared mobility system
29 Mar 2021
The city’s Mobility and Environment Agency will use the mobility and kerb managment platform to ensure the post-Covid world is greener, fairer and more resilient for citizens.
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.
Austin uses virtual reality to train first responders
17 Mar 2021
The City of Austin has partnered with local start-up Augmented Training Systems to develop programmes that allow skills to be quickly refreshed, without needing the physical equipment or set-up.
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.
Partnership aims to create smarter buildings using digital twins
05 Mar 2021
Esri UK and Tetra Tech are combining their technologies in response to the increasing demand for indoor mapping for facilities management and indoor navigation at large offices, campuses and hospitals.
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.
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.
Perth Airport improves performance and agility
23 Feb 2021
The transformation of the airport’s operational management systems will fast-track its ability to scale up operations efficiently when international and domestic travel fully resumes.
23 Dec 2020
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