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Major cities sign the European Circular Cities Declaration

Major cities sign the European Circular Cities Declaration

The cities and regions are committed to act as ambassadors and champion a circular economy that leads to a resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially responsible society.

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

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.

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

By confirming their undertaking, the mayors of Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro come together with a coalition of 35 other city mayors that aim to ensure clean air for some 150 million people.

Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities

Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities

Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the Cities in Motion Index 2020 analyses the level of development of 174 world cities.

Weekly: making the post-apocalyptic more palatable

Weekly: making the post-apocalyptic more palatable

The opening up of a city to cyclists is one of the best ways to enforce social distancing, increase public health and also change a citizen’s relationship with their city.

Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions

Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions

The EU AI4Cities project is using a challenge-based procurement approach to find solutions to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions.

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Washington invests $400,000 to meet new green building standards

Washington invests $400,000 to meet new green building standards

Buildings account for three-quarters of DC’s carbon emissions. New regulation requires large buildings to reduce energy and greenhouse gas.

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI

Hyperconnected leaders include Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen and Dublin.