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Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed LA’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example which lays out a carbon neutral vision and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity.

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm, the three Lighthouse cities in the EC-funded project, highlight the importance of early citizen engagement and the value of demonstrator projects.

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

The programme aims to show what can happen when the private and public sector team up with civic groups and academic experts to tackle the biggest challenges facing the city.

Glasgow increases proportion of low-emission bus journeys

Glasgow increases proportion of low-emission bus journeys

At least 40 per cent of bus journeys through the city centre will now be made by buses that meet the city’s low emission zone standards.

Green building tool provides insight on smarter practices

Green building tool provides insight on smarter practices

Launched by the US Green Building Council and Skanska, Insight helps builders and designers to adopt smarter strategies and enables city leaders to track green building goals.

University collaboration aims to build smart communities in Greater Phoenix

University collaboration aims to build smart communities in Greater Phoenix

Cox Communications and Arizona State University have partnered to create a "Collaboratory" with the aim of creating a smarter region.

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Waste reduction and recycling are key elements of the New Mexico city’s commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality by 2040.

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Only by using advanced technologies such as urban modelling tools and artificial intelligence will cities be able to address the new round of challenges they face, says ABI Research.

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

Scale 360 aims to harness the potential of technology innovation and smart policy to fast-track the circular economy through nationally led challenges.

UK on track to find smarter waste solutions

UK on track to find smarter waste solutions

Two companies in the UK’s GovTech Catalyst Waste Tracking challenge have been awarded funding to build prototypes of a comprehensive digital waste solution.