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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.

New data reveals London's most polluted streets

New data reveals London's most polluted streets

In the first eight months of operation, high levels of air pollution were detected by 40 per cent of the sensors in the Breathe London network.

Fountain network aims to help Londoners ditch single-use plastic

Fountain network aims to help Londoners ditch single-use plastic

Fifty new public water fountains are being installed across busy areas of the UK capital to help citizens use refillable bottles including at 20 rail and underground stations.

London announces plans for its electric future

London announces plans for its electric future

They include a major expansion of the EV charging network to ensure the capital continues its drive to be one of the world’s leading zero-emission cities.

London boosts digital transformation of public services

London boosts digital transformation of public services

London boroughs are coming together to launch the London Office of Technology and Innovation whose mission is to foster radical ideas to benefit citizens, communities and businesses.

Brexit "chaos" threatening progress of technological change in the UK

Brexit "chaos" threatening progress of technological change in the UK

The mayor of London warns that the ongoing Brexit discussions are resulting in the Government side-lining preparations for the impact of rapid technological change.

London launches its first ever climate action week

London launches its first ever climate action week

Taking place from 1-8 July, it will bring together the UK capital’s world-leading climate expertise and talent from across business, NGO and cultural sectors

London signs up to international smart city coalition

London signs up to international smart city coalition

The Greater London Authority has joined Open & Agile Smart Cities, the international network that supports cities and communities in their digital transformation.

London introduces world's first 24-hour ultra low emission zone

London introduces world's first 24-hour ultra low emission zone

Londoners will breathe cleaner air with NOx road transport emissions estimated to fall by 45 per cent in the zone.

London installs air quality monitors in hospitals

London installs air quality monitors in hospitals

The monitors will provide real-time air quality measurements that will allow health professionals to take appropriate action to protect patients and employees.
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.