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MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?

MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?

At a recent roundtable event, city leaders cut through the MaaS hype.

New York City extends for-hire-vehicle licence cap

New York City extends for-hire-vehicle licence cap

The city is also restricting how long vehicles can cruise empty without passengers in a bid to reduce congestion as well as increase the earning potential for drivers.

Philadelphia actions more Complete Streets projects

Philadelphia actions more Complete Streets projects

The city council has passed a record number of bills in favour of road safety projects as part of its policy to ensure safe access on the streets for all users.

UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050

UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050

The UK becomes the first G7 country to enshrine the target in law and a youth steering group is being set up to give young people a chance to shape climate policy.

Ethics panel sets out future guidelines for using facial recognition software

Ethics panel sets out future guidelines for using facial recognition software

Following a review of the Met Police’s use of the technology, the panel recommends that live facial recognition software should only be deployed if five conditions can be met.

WEF inaugurates global councils to restore trust in technology

WEF inaugurates global councils to restore trust in technology

The Global Fourth Industrial Revolution councils will work together to develop policy guidance and address governance gaps in areas such as AI, IoT and blockchain.

Five tips for cities to attract innovative start-ups to urban challenges

Five tips for cities to attract innovative start-ups to urban challenges

Partnerships between cities and start-ups can deliver huge benefits but these parties don’t always talk the same language. Judith Schuermans, Simone Ploemacher & Sebastiaan van Herk, Bax & Company, offer some tips for success.

Blockchain delivering benefits but isn't yet disruptive for government services

Blockchain delivering benefits but isn't yet disruptive for government services

A new report on the use of the technology for digital government analyses seven pioneering blockchain-based services developed in Europe.

Toolkit aims to help civic leaders make an impact

Toolkit aims to help civic leaders make an impact

A new resource focuses on the key stages of developing a smart city and contends that putting citizens and wellbeing central can result in more productive urban spaces.

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Innov8te is also establishing Startup City Hall, which will provide senior leaders at the city a dedicated office in which to discuss ideas and solutions with the chosen companies.