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Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Barcelona-based start-up Bioo has developed a unique way of generating electricity from plants’ photosynthesis that doesn’t damage them and is 100 per cent renewable.

Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles

Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles

As part of the urban infrastructure agreement between Nokia and Greener Acres Canada, smart city green poles will be produced from nearly 50,000 tons of e-waste collected annually in Ontario.

Brussels collaborates with Bloomberg Philanthropies on clean air initiative

Brussels collaborates with Bloomberg Philanthropies on clean air initiative

The Brussels Clean Air Partnership aims to implement a wide range of projects to support policy to reduce air pollution, including the use of low-cost monitoring devices to provide critical data.

Smart solar lighting deployed at Tampa's master-planned community

Smart solar lighting deployed at Tampa's master-planned community

Melbourne company Leadsun will install 10,000 smart solar lights across the Epperson development in Florida over the next few years which combine LED, Lithium batteries and wireless technology.

Rubicon launches second year of Halloween recycling programme

Rubicon launches second year of Halloween recycling programme

The recycling boxes can be filled with discarded sweet wrappers and other packaging and returned once full to be disposed of in a way that avoids landfilling.

Cities of dreams

Cities of dreams

Big topics, big challenges and big questions around the future of cities dominated the discussion at SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting – and we look forward to addressing them.

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

The French city was praised for its pioneering approach to climate management that includes a strong commitment to systemic change and an innovative participative approach to city governance.

Local authority to launch e-scooter trial scheme in Taunton

Local authority to launch e-scooter trial scheme in Taunton

Somerset West and Taunton Council submitted a proposal for an e-scooter trial scheme in line with its commitment to climate and environmental responsibility, working towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

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.

Queensland city converts human waste into power

Queensland city converts human waste into power

Logan City Council worked with partners to trial a process that involves baking sewage sludge to produce biogas, which is then used to heat the remaining biosolids and turn them into biochar.