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Citi commits $2 million to expand financial inclusion support for citizens with disabilities

Citi commits $2 million to expand financial inclusion support for citizens with disabilities

The participating cities are New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

The Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade shelter is scheduled to open in early 2020.

San Francisco could set up Office of Emerging Technology to reduce disruption

San Francisco could set up Office of Emerging Technology to reduce disruption

The office would assess new technology deployments on whether they “ultimately result in a net common good” as well as on costs and benefits.

Not so fast: 2G switch-off could impact smart meters, the elderly and critical services

Not so fast: 2G switch-off could impact smart meters, the elderly and critical services

The need for 2G services in the UK is likely to continue into the 2030s, a new report finds. Elsewhere, operators have shut down networks to free up spectrum.

StreetLight Data launches standalone bike and pedestrian analytics tool

StreetLight Data launches standalone bike and pedestrian analytics tool

The new tool aims to help transportation planners and mobility companies better understand the travel patterns of cyclists and pedestrians across an entire city.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

A new ranking focuses on how citizens perceive the priorities and effectiveness of smart city initiatives.

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

A new ranking reveals that Singapore, London and New York are marginally better prepared but governments and private sector institutions around the world need to do more.

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Of 24 cities, Seattle received the highest rating overall and St. Louis the lowest.