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Boston awarded grant to fund strategic heat resilience planning study

Boston awarded grant to fund strategic heat resilience planning study

It will form a critical component of the Climate Ready Boston initiative, which aims to develop resilient solutions to prepare the city for the effects of climate change.

Boston seeks partner for urban forest plan

Boston seeks partner for urban forest plan

The 20-year vision will set citywide goals for canopy protection as well as help to tackle climate change and enhance the quality of life for all Bostonians.

Enel X to support US cities in electrifying public transport bus fleets

Enel X to support US cities in electrifying public transport bus fleets

The company is entering the US electrification market and is already working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to help it electrify a portion of its new fleet.

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.

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.

Motional expands dataset for safer autonomous driving

Motional expands dataset for safer autonomous driving

In the 18 months since launch, more than 10 new datasets have been made publicly available across the industry, helping to build “safer, more educated” autonomous vehicles.

Boston rolls out its first electric-assist cargo tricycle

Boston rolls out its first electric-assist cargo tricycle

Deployment of the tricycle forms part of the city’s work to reduce emissions from municipal sources and is intended to support city staff performing their daily tasks.

City of Boston explores the use of e-cargo bikes

City of Boston explores the use of e-cargo bikes

Mayor Martin Walsh has released a request for information to find out how such bikes could fit into Boston’s delivery landscape and identify current obstacles to adoption by private businesses.

Populus helps global cities manage flexible street policies for reopening

Populus helps global cities manage flexible street policies for reopening

Platform allows cities to identify temporary or permanent street policies, communicate them to the general public, and digitally provide up-to-date information to key mobility stakeholders.

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10m to promote inclusive growth in 10 US cities

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10m to promote inclusive growth in 10 US cities

A new collective will take a “place-based approach” to creating economic equity for low-wage workers through structural and systemic change in 10 locations across the US.