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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.
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.
SBF and IMDA renew commitment to drive digital transformation
23 Sep 2020
Digital transformation "key" to remaining relevant and competitive in Covid-19 era.
City of Las Vegas invests $1.5m in intelligent transportation technology
20 Apr 2020
SenSen Networks’ AI-based technology will initially be used to automate the enforcement of hundreds of bylaws associated with regulating traffic and parking on city streets.
UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech
02 Apr 2020
Alongside the review, the government also announced £90 million in funding for technology trials in three new ‘future transport zones’.
Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing
25 Mar 2020
Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".
From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”
11 Mar 2020
A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.
Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection
02 Mar 2020
Newly formed CARS says it wants to “set the record straight” about MDS programmes but LADOT called it “a disinformation campaign”.
Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions
27 Feb 2020
A new report acknowledges the potential benefits of the digital infrastructure proposals for Waterfront Toronto but questions whether they create sufficient public benefits.
London Mayor shares “proven results” on air quality
25 Feb 2020
NO2 exceedances fell dramatically but many sites still recorded PM2.5 levels above the recommended limit.
Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle
20 Feb 2020
The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.
LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump
13 Feb 2020
Many cities around the world are looking for ways to benefit from dockless scooters and bikes while ensuring safety and reducing disruption. For them and mobility companies, this case is one to watch.
Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban
12 Feb 2020
Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.
Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building
10 Feb 2020
Sidewalk Labs claims 35 storeys would be the highest mass timber building so far. The team modelled how it would perform compared to a traditional concrete building of the same size.
Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million
28 Jan 2020
Magway plans to sell capacity on its underground system to online retailers and logistics companies.
Waterfront Toronto delays Sidewalk Labs decision day
27 Jan 2020
The deadline to decide whether to move ahead with Sidewalk Labs’ smart city development proposal has been put back to May to allow more time for public consultation.
‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency
20 Jan 2020
Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.
Reinvention required to maximise on-demand mobility’s potential, says report
15 Jan 2020
The Arthur D. Little analysis has recommendations for regulators, cities, taxi firms and ride-hailing companies, among others.
Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation
15 Jan 2020
Martyn’s Law, if adopted by the UK government, would compel local authorities and venues to have a clear plan for terrorism threats. Manchester will roll out a voluntary scheme early.
UK watchdog bans ‘misleading’ advert claiming 5G harmful to health
09 Jan 2020
The ad was ruled to contain unsubstantiated claims and must not run again.
Reading ranked as the best place to start and grow a business in the UK
06 Jan 2020
High rate of start-ups and businesses, including 11,000 digital and tech firms, and its population diversity are among the factors boosting the Berkshire town’s entrepreneurial credentials.
Lawsuit launched over San Diego’s streetlight data
20 Dec 2019
San Diego’s smart streetlight programme has generated some concerns and criticism but the city insists that privacy is paramount.
San Francisco’s Office of Emerging Technology gets the green light
17 Dec 2019
Applications will be judged on whether they “ultimately result in a net common good” as well as on costs and benefits.
"European Way" initiative aims to scale digital transformation in cities
13 Dec 2019
The European declaration will help to define the ethical, financial, legal and technical framework for digitalisation in cities and communities across Europe.
22 Nov 2019
SCEWC 2019: Are smart city dreams becoming reality?
As this year’s event drew to a close, SmartCitiesWorld sat down with Ugo Valenti, Director of Smart City Expo World Congress, to get his view on what’s happening in smart cities.
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
Smart cities are only as good as their connectivity
The 14 pillars of a smart city
Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum
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