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Greater consultation could boost citizen satisfaction, research suggests

Greater consultation could boost citizen satisfaction, research suggests

A UK-wide survey also reveals that more than 80 per cent of citizens have never taken part in a public consultation regarding a local matter.

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.

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Low congestion and affordability are among the factors that put the Canadian city top of Mister Auto’s ranking while Mumbai was named the worst city for driving across the globe.

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.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

Athens implements smart waste collection

Athens implements smart waste collection

Vodafone Innovus has equipped bin lorries serving the Commercial Triangle area with sensors that identify and contact businesses when the vehicle is passing.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.

How a civic app has helped Athens to become more citizen-centric

How a civic app has helped Athens to become more citizen-centric

Within five months of introducing the Novoville platform, the Greek capital has resolved more than 22,000 citizen requests and increased efficiency by a quarter.