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SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Chicago

SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Chicago

Chicago is looking to smart city technology to solve issues including poverty, inequality and racial segregation.

Chicago introduces further reforms to cut air pollution and boost growth

Chicago introduces further reforms to cut air pollution and boost growth

City authorities will use data – measured over time – to determine where and how it can ensure an appropriate balance of industrial economic growth, environmental quality, and good jobs.

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.

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

As well as provide important information and guidance, the Chi Covid Coach could also help with the city’s forward-looking strategy to develop a registry for a future vaccine.

Chicago strengthens EV charging measures for new buildings

Chicago strengthens EV charging measures for new buildings

The Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment-Ready ordinance updates the city’s municipal code to increase the number of private parking spaces equipped with EV-charging capacity.

Bogota ranked as 2019's most congested city

Bogota ranked as 2019's most congested city

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.

Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building

Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building

Sidewalk Labs claims 35 storeys would be the highest mass timber building so far. The team modelled how it would perform compared to a traditional concrete building of the same size.

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

To further its environmental efforts, the city has also purchased 95,000 renewable energy credits to reduce its reliance on electricity and natural gas.

Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities

Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities

The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.

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.