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Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force

Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force

Chaired by the mayor of Milan, the task force has been established to drive forward an economic recovery that improves public health, reduces inequality and addresses the climate crisis. 

Amsterdam adopts first ‘city doughnut’ model for circular economy

Amsterdam adopts first ‘city doughnut’ model for circular economy

Economist Kate Raworth has adapted her doughnut model for Amsterdam. The approach could help the municipality with its post-pandemic recovery.

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

A new report by eDelivery explores how retailers and carriers are looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability.

Private car journeys forecast to decrease 10% in largest cities by 2030

Private car journeys forecast to decrease 10% in largest cities by 2030

According to new research from Kantar, Manchester is set to see the biggest shift in the way people travel, followed by Moscow and São Paulo.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

DECODE: Amsterdam and Barcelona share takeaways from data commons pilots

DECODE: Amsterdam and Barcelona share takeaways from data commons pilots

As part of DECODE, pilots in Amsterdam and Barcelona over the last three years have used advanced technology to allow citizens to decide with whom they share their data and on what terms. 

Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions

Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions

The EU AI4Cities project is using a challenge-based procurement approach to find solutions to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions.

IoT Tech Expo Europe – RAI, Amsterdam

IoT Tech Expo Europe – RAI, Amsterdam

Europe’s leading IoT Conference Series; the IoT Tech Expo Europe will return to the RAI Amsterdam on the 1-2 July 2020 to bring together key industries.

E-commerce delivery emissions on track to increase 30% in cities by 2030

E-commerce delivery emissions on track to increase 30% in cities by 2030

A report by the World Economic Forum also finds that traffic congestion is expected to add the equivalent of 11 minutes to each passenger’s daily commute in the top 100 cities.

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.