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Boston surveys citizens on the impact of Covid-19 on commuting
07 Dec 2020
A majority of the responses indicated a plan to return to pre-pandemic commuting choices and, of those who did plan to switch, more plan to change to driving alone than any other mode.
US mayors sound the alarm over impact of Covid-19 pandemic on their cities
04 Dec 2020
This was one of the messages from the Menino Survey of Mayors, the only national representative survey of America’s mayors conducted annually by Boston University’s Initiative on Cities.
Boston awarded grant to fund strategic heat resilience planning study
13 Oct 2020
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
01 Oct 2020
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
25 Sep 2020
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
17 Sep 2020
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
10 Sep 2020
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
02 Sep 2020
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
24 Aug 2020
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
20 Jul 2020
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
10 Jul 2020
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
16 Jun 2020
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.
Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency
13 May 2020
QBE AcceliCity programme will recognise and support innovators which leverage smart city solutions that help cities manage and respond to physical, economic and social risk.
City of Boston partners with hospital in Covid-19 testing programme
27 Apr 2020
Massachusetts General Hospital will collect data from 1,000 asymptomatic Boston residents in a study to gather intelligence to evaluate community exposure.
City of Vancouver launches Covid-19 dashboard
21 Apr 2020
The dashboard enables citizens to take an “inside look” at a number of key metrics and service areas that have been activated during the public health emergency.
NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19
31 Mar 2020
Actions shared include converting parking spaces into restaurant food pick-up zones, allowing rear-door bus boarding, suspending fare collections and converting car lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.
Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents
30 Mar 2020
The dashboards, developed by the city’s analytics specialists, provide up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States as a whole.
Bogota ranked as 2019's most congested city
09 Mar 2020
Drivers in the Colombian capital lose 191 hours a year to congestion, according to the 2019 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard, which identifies and analyses trends in more than 900 cities.
Realising the true value of data
In an extract from our Sydney City Profile, we explore how the city’s Smart City Strategy Framework aims to help transform raw data into actionable knowledge.
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
04 Jan 2021
Covid-19 is ushering a new era in government services
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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