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Liverpool receives clean air funding boost

Liverpool receives clean air funding boost

The UK city, which recently declared a climate emergency and appointed a climate champion, has been awarded an additional £652,000 by the Government.

Blockchain foundation aims to disrupt with clean air programme

Blockchain foundation aims to disrupt with clean air programme

MXC will financially reward individuals, businesses and governments by tokenising the active monitoring of pollution and for taking measures to reduce it.

UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality

UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality

Bradford and Birmingham are working with BT and scientists to use sensors integrated within InLink digital hubs to monitor air pollution in real-time.

Landmark decision in Paris air pollution case

Landmark decision in Paris air pollution case

The French state has taken insufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, a court has found in a landmark case brought by a mother and daughter.

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

This was the theme of the 13th ITC European Congress, which brought together mayors, city officials and industry leaders to discuss the challenges ahead for smart mobility.

Climate change represents the "battle of our lives" says UN chief

Climate change represents the "battle of our lives" says UN chief

With air pollution the theme of World Environment Day, the UN is calling on everyone to take action to explore renewable energy and green technologies.

Philadelphia pilots connected lighting to modernise city services

Philadelphia pilots connected lighting to modernise city services

The city is deploying a suite of applications including smart lighting, air quality monitors and people traffic counters utilising Cimcon’s NearSky platform.

Smart city traffic tech revenue set to more than double

Smart city traffic tech revenue set to more than double

Research by Juniper finds that revenues will reach $4.4bn by 2023 and the leading traffic technology cities are Barcelona and San Francisco.

Alliance expands to deliver ready-to-go smart city solutions

Alliance expands to deliver ready-to-go smart city solutions

Cimcon has recruited four new partners for its NearSky Connect programme to offer a range of smart applications in areas such as air quality and public safety.

Harrisburg trials smart city tech via lighting infrastructure

Harrisburg trials smart city tech via lighting infrastructure

The Pennsylvania capital is piloting traffic analytics, air quality monitoring and smart waste sensor systems using Telensa’s connected streetlighting system.
Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

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Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.

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