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Citi commits $2 million to expand financial inclusion support for citizens with disabilities

Citi commits $2 million to expand financial inclusion support for citizens with disabilities

The participating cities are New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

A new study highlights the benefits demonstrated by on-demand microtransit in four cities and finds that it could help cities reduce traffic by 15 to 30 per cent if deployed at scale and with the right regulatory framework.

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston’s Digital Equity Fund provides support to community-based organisations that help ensure all residents can participate in the digital world.

Tokyo named top global hospital city

Tokyo named top global hospital city

The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.

Boston’s climate plan update targets major source of emissions – buildings

Boston’s climate plan update targets major source of emissions – buildings

The City of Boston has released an update to its Climate Action Plan, focused on buildings – the single greatest source of emissions city-wide.

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.

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Of 24 cities, Seattle received the highest rating overall and St. Louis the lowest.

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

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.