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“We must transform at some point”: Building trust between cities and start-ups

“We must transform at some point”: Building trust between cities and start-ups

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Wayra UK’s Raphael Ani about how cities and start-ups can work together better.

NYC development to showcase 'nature's civil engineering' for waterfront resilience

NYC development to showcase 'nature's civil engineering' for waterfront resilience

The initiative will use waterfront infrastructure such as berms, breakwaters, marshes and wetlands. There will also be a public beach.

Nokia to test standalone 5G for automated rail on Deutsche Bahn

Nokia to test standalone 5G for automated rail on Deutsche Bahn

The proof-of-concept will test whether 5G technology is mature enough to be used as the connectivity layer for future, digitalised rail operations.

London boroughs ‘not ready for 5G’, report claims

London boroughs ‘not ready for 5G’, report claims

According to Freedom of Information data obtained by Tech London Advocates, 31 out of 33 London boroughs have no specific strategy for enabling the rollout of 5G networks.

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Grants from the fund will be used to support non-profits and academic institutions in Europe and Latin America that are leading data-driven climate action efforts in select cities.

Why Mastercard is 'playing a long game' in smart cities

Why Mastercard is 'playing a long game' in smart cities

A year after it launched, Sarah Wray gets the lowdown from Sapan Shah on the progress of Mastercard’s City Possible initiative.

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The town’s council wants to realise the best of both worlds: urban benefits within a rural community.

UK transport operators apprehensive about adopting new technology

UK transport operators apprehensive about adopting new technology

Majority of transport leaders point the finger at public nervousness as one of the barriers that has stopped their organisation from adopting new technologies in the past.

Cities could slash emissions by 60% through further climate actions

Cities could slash emissions by 60% through further climate actions

If fully realised, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy said city and local government actions could account for 2.3 billion tons CO2e of annual emissions reduction in 2030.

Swiss waste company signs technology agreement

Swiss waste company signs technology agreement

Helvetia Environnement will use Rubicon’s platform of both in-vehicle and fleet management dashboard technology to uncover cost savings.