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Collaboration to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne

Collaboration to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne

The Connected Cities Lab will collaborate with several branches across council to support the city’s planning and use data and evidence as the foundation for priority and planning.

European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation

European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation

The Belgian city actively involves its citizens in the creation and testing of new ideas and was praised for its ground-breaking collaboration model.

EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad

EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad

The new office will help entrepreneurs develop their innovations and reduce time to market by providing direct access to more than 500 industrial partners in its ecosystem.

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

By confirming their undertaking, the mayors of Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro come together with a coalition of 35 other city mayors that aim to ensure clean air for some 150 million people.

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.

Cities coalition seeks to safeguard privacy and human rights in the Covid-19 era

Cities coalition seeks to safeguard privacy and human rights in the Covid-19 era

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights has issued recommendations for the responsible use of digital technologies such as contact-tracing and surveillance tools in response to the pandemic.

Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future

Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future

The pandemic is changing where we go and how we get there and while none of us will mourn congestion, there’s much to miss when it comes to travelling to live events.

Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system

Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system

The Swedish city’s traffic department will utilise Itron’s Streetlight.Vision smart city management platform to manage streetlights, improve energy efficiency and optimise performance.

Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation

Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation

MWC was cancelled for the first time in its 33-year history last week when organiser GSMA said it had become “impossible” for the show to go ahead in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

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.