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Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Described as a mix between ride-hailing and taking the bus, the on-demand service uses small shuttle vehicles and costs $2.50 a ride.

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.

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.

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

A new ranking reveals that Singapore, London and New York are marginally better prepared but governments and private sector institutions around the world need to do more.

Austin airport moves into public testing of driverless shuttle

Austin airport moves into public testing of driverless shuttle

The Texas airport will use the Easy Mile EZ10 driverless shuttle to move passengers around from one terminal to the ground transportation area and will investigate other route options.

Venn raises $40m to reinvent urban living

Venn raises $40m to reinvent urban living

The start-up has developed a replicable neighbourhood revitalisation and business model that aims to deliver a social return on investment.

Deutsche Telekom sets up municipal advisory board

Deutsche Telekom sets up municipal advisory board

The company is working with representatives from cities and municipalities on issues relating to broadband expansion, 5G and digitisation.