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Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.

Countering AI bias, domestic robots and detecting deep-fakes: 10 predictions for 2020 and beyond

Countering AI bias, domestic robots and detecting deep-fakes: 10 predictions for 2020 and beyond

Many of CCS Insight’s tech predictions have implications for citizens and the future of cities.

Smart cities must be accessible by design

Smart cities must be accessible by design

While technology can help improve life in cities for people with disabilities, there’s a risk that without adequate oversight and appropriate input, it could widen inequality. Three city leaders share their ideas on making sure smart cities are accessible.

Cities first: How to end the shared mobility ‘tug of war’

Cities first: How to end the shared mobility ‘tug of war’

Scott Shepard, Chief Commercial Officer, Free2Move, highlights lessons learned in Europe and North America about how to succeed with shared mobility so that cities can leverage the best from mobility innovations and investments.

Lawsuit for City of Chicago over pedestrian signal accessibility

Lawsuit for City of Chicago over pedestrian signal accessibility

The City has stated its aim to be the most inclusive and accessible city in the US but the lawsuit notes that only 11 of Chicago’s 2,762 signalised intersections are accessible to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision.

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.

Landmark hearing finds use of facial recognition technology lawful

Landmark hearing finds use of facial recognition technology lawful

The High Court ruled in favour of South Wales Police in the UK to allow the continued use of automated facial recognition but the technology remains controversial.

National Climate Bank could mobilise $1 trillion for clean energy

National Climate Bank could mobilise $1 trillion for clean energy

The Coalition for Green Capital has published a white paper illustrating how, with just $35bn capitalisation, the bank could raise the funds from public and private investment.

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.

Smart city cybersecurity “woefully underfunded and vulnerable to attack”

Smart city cybersecurity “woefully underfunded and vulnerable to attack”

Lack of investment in cybersecurity could jeopardise the core goals of smart cities, warns ABI Research.