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City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

City of Manchester home to "the greenest people" in Britain

The research, carried out by Honda, was based on a range of factors including household recycling, domestic CO2 emissions and household eco measures, combined with survey responses.

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

Charging infrastructure development must catch up if the UK’s smart transport system and carbon reduction ambitions are to be realised, says Thomas Newby, chief operating officer of Tonik Energy.

York to ban cars in the centre by 2023

York to ban cars in the centre by 2023

“Non-essential” private cars are set to be restricted from York’s centre to meet climate ambitions and cut congestion and pollution.

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

A wider clean air zone where non-compliant commercial vehicles such as buses, taxis, HGVs and LGVs would be charged has also been proposed.

Smart City Expo announces awards finalists

Smart City Expo announces awards finalists

A total of 28 cities and projects have been chosen across seven categories for the World Smart City Awards 2019 and winners will be announced on 20 November.

Bristol hosts inaugural technology festival

Bristol hosts inaugural technology festival

The festival, which takes place 4-10 November, has crowdsourced events from across the city and will also feature a showcase to highlight emerging technologies.

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Eli Kuslansky explores the concept and benefits of ’Legible Cities’ as well as a route to achieving them. 

Belfast launches project to let citizens ‘talk’ to historic attractions

Belfast launches project to let citizens ‘talk’ to historic attractions

The collaborative project aims to create a ‘playable city experience’ for tourists and locals.