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WEF provides cities with a pick-and-mix mobility framework

WEF provides cities with a pick-and-mix mobility framework

The Shared, Electric and Automated Mobility Governance Framework is a set of sustainable mobility guidelines aimed at helping cities reduce congestion and pollution.

UK to use AI to conduct a health-check of its roads

UK to use AI to conduct a health-check of its roads

The condition of road markings on almost 100,000 miles of roads will be examined to provide the government and local councils with a clear picture of where to direct investment.

Florida cities partner to tackle climate change

Florida cities partner to tackle climate change

Joint climate action plan calls for mitigating the effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1 per cent each year through to 2028.

Virginia to undertake statewide survey to develop data governance policy

Virginia to undertake statewide survey to develop data governance policy

The state’s chief data officer will develop a data governance policy to streamline data-sharing and protection and address issues such as security and privacy.

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Sarah Wray talks to Atos’ Kulveer Ranger about the challenges and opportunities digital technology presents for the rail industry in the UK.

Helsinki becomes first European city to deliver Sustainable Development report

Helsinki becomes first European city to deliver Sustainable Development report

Goals in the Finnish capital’s latest City Strategy align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the findings of its report will inform its future plans.

Measuring the value of blockchain

Measuring the value of blockchain

The World Economic Forum and Accenture have designed a framework and visual roadmap with key questions to ask when building a blockchain business case.

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

Following two back-to-back earthquakes in southern California, a new tool could see critical buildings re-open faster while Los Angeles has launched new initiatives to help citizens prepare.

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.