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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.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.

London Mayor warns of climate change ‘delayers’ threat

London Mayor warns of climate change ‘delayers’ threat

Sadiq Khan warns that climate change delayers, not deniers, are today’s biggest obstacle to meaningfully reducing carbon emissions.

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation.

Australian cities declare climate emergency

Australian cities declare climate emergency

Hobart and Sydney become the latest cities to pass such a declaration and are calling on the federal government to take rapid action.

UK appoints clean air champions

UK appoints clean air champions

The champions, appointed by UKRI and the Met Office as part of the clean air programme, aim to bring together researchers from different disciplines for joined up thinking and solutions.

Half public sector say they do “nowhere near enough” to involve citizens

Half public sector say they do “nowhere near enough” to involve citizens

There’s a consensus that it becomes more important to engage citizens as more technology is added in cities – so why isn’t it happening?

Climate emergency toolkit launched for local authorities

Climate emergency toolkit launched for local authorities

It aims to help national and local governments realise climate action plans and enables sustainability leads to brief elected members, mayors and senior managers.

Itron announces smart city challenge winners

Itron announces smart city challenge winners

IoT solution providers were invited to compete for the chance to work with Glasgow and London to deploy breakthrough solutions to address specific challenges.

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.