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US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

The cities of Boise, Dallas, Detroit and Tucson are among those committing to help combat extreme heat and wildfires, as well as other adverse effects of climate change, by protecting and planting more trees.

Dallas public transit agency upgrades kiosks to become touchless

Dallas public transit agency upgrades kiosks to become touchless

Interactive Citypost smart digital kiosks at Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus and light rail stations have been upgraded to be contactless to help address Covid-19 concerns.

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

The North Texas Innovation Alliance, which has also joined the City Possible network, will focus both on immediate challenges related to Covid-19, as well as look ahead to establish core priorities.

Plans for North America's tallest living wall aim to improve local air quality in Dallas

Plans for North America's tallest living wall aim to improve local air quality in Dallas

A 26-storey tower in the US city that will feature 40,000 plants is estimated to capture 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.

Pro-bono partnership helps share Covid-19 messages via digital screens

Pro-bono partnership helps share Covid-19 messages via digital screens

The Capitol and SCM partnership will utilise SCM’s Citypost platform to help public health officials conduct outreach about testing sites and deliver other real-time information related to the pandemic.

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.

Melbourne chosen as next pilot city for Uber Air

Melbourne chosen as next pilot city for Uber Air

It will join Dallas and Los Angeles with test flights due to begin in 2020 with a view to commercial operations commencing in 2023.

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Innov8te is also establishing Startup City Hall, which will provide senior leaders at the city a dedicated office in which to discuss ideas and solutions with the chosen companies.

Mapillary launches street-level image and map data marketplace

Mapillary launches street-level image and map data marketplace

Mapmakers and others can post requests on the marketplace, which aims to respond to the increased pressure for up-to-date map data.

Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

The US Smart Cities Council said trends this year include a focus on regional collaboration and two finalists are trying to give their communities a second life.