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“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.

E-service could process Dubai residency applications in under 40 minutes

E-service could process Dubai residency applications in under 40 minutes

Running on the Dubai Now platform, the application facilitates the transactions and procedures required to issue residency visas.

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.

Dubai claims world’s largest 3D-printed building

Dubai claims world’s largest 3D-printed building

Apis Cor 3D-printed the walls of the two-storey administrative building for the municipality of Dubai.

Dubai launches blockchain policy

Dubai launches blockchain policy

The policy complements Smart Dubai’s blockchain strategy, which aims to enable the government to conduct 100 per cent of applicable transactions via blockchain by 2020.

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Low congestion and affordability are among the factors that put the Canadian city top of Mister Auto’s ranking while Mumbai was named the worst city for driving across the globe.

Dubai launches first local UN city data hub

Dubai launches first local UN city data hub

Hosting the local data hub allows Dubai to lead the promotion of the initiative, encourage regional cities to participate and create an open data-sharing network.

Dubai launches cyber-security think-tank

Dubai launches cyber-security think-tank

The Dubai Electronic Security Centre will work with public and private sector entities to develop solutions to protect against current and future cyber-attacks.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

DubaiNow platform notches up 7.5 million transactions

DubaiNow platform notches up 7.5 million transactions

Designed to provide a single, centralised, paperless service platform, its ultimate aim is to enable citizens to carry out all government transactions remotely and digitally.