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Austria opens intelligence lab for cities

Austria opens intelligence lab for cities

The City Intelligence Lab at the Austrian Institute of Technology aims to become an international model for the urban planning processes of the future.

Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

To enhance its reputation and global status, the Australian city wants to accommodate 200,000 new jobs and 56,000 new homes by the plan’s target year.

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.

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2019 ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure and personal security.

London mayor calls for more power to UK cities and regions

London mayor calls for more power to UK cities and regions

Sadiq Khan wants the UK Government to bring about major changes in devolution across the country to strengthen growth and guard against the uncertainty of Brexit.

Blockchain e-voting: Backed by US candidate, hacked in Moscow

Blockchain e-voting: Backed by US candidate, hacked in Moscow

Blockchain-enabled voting: revolutionary for democracy or a recipe for disaster?

Columbus: first US city to meet ozone compliance rules

Columbus: first US city to meet ozone compliance rules

Several federal regulations pertaining to fuel and motor vehicle emission standards decreased emissions to help the area achieve the standard.

Southern Africa establishes Climate Finance Facility

Southern Africa establishes Climate Finance Facility

It follows a year-long process between the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Green Climate Fund and aims to accelerate climate initiatives in the region.
Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

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Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.