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Chicago introduces further reforms to cut air pollution and boost growth

Chicago introduces further reforms to cut air pollution and boost growth

City authorities will use data – measured over time – to determine where and how it can ensure an appropriate balance of industrial economic growth, environmental quality, and good jobs.

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

The city’s highways contractor, Amey, has partnered with Connexin to build the latest UK smart city, starting with digitised city roadways and the Internet of Things.

London extends school air quality audit programme

London extends school air quality audit programme

The detailed audits assessed the air quality in some of the UK capital’s worst polluted schools and made a series of recommendations to protect pupils.

EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

EIT InnoEnergy launches global search for climate change solutions

An invitation is open to start-ups worldwide in areas including, but not limited to, renewable energy, energy-efficiency and heat and transport to solve the decarbonisation challenge.

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

A wider clean air zone where non-compliant commercial vehicles such as buses, taxis, HGVs and LGVs would be charged has also been proposed.

Smart city strategies not joined up with environmental ambitions, report finds

Smart city strategies not joined up with environmental ambitions, report finds

The proportion of smart city initiatives focused on environmental problems has not increased over the last five years, according to new analysis.

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.

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.