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US, Brazil, Canada lagging in shift to clean energy, International Renewable Energy Agency warns

US, Brazil, Canada lagging in shift to clean energy, International Renewable Energy Agency warns

International Renewable Energy Agency partners with World Economic Forum to support sustainable energy’s future

The Value of Life in Smart Cities

The Value of Life in Smart Cities

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Huawei’s York Yue about how smart city technology can change society.

Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding

Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding

Riding Sunbeams will use the investment to develop a pipeline of new renewable energy projects in South East England and the Valleys in South Wales.

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.

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

Mapping work will begin with a major research and evidence-gathering exercise into the issues that central London and the Canary Wharf area are facing given the reduction in footfall due to the pandemic.

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

More than nine in 10 mayors also agree that investment in technology to reimagine, rework, change, or adapt how commercial buildings are being used is necessary for the future of their city.

Landis+Gyr and Vodafone partner to accelerate digital transformation for utilities

Landis+Gyr and Vodafone partner to accelerate digital transformation for utilities

The partners report the global nature of the agreement ensures seamless access to more than 400 networks in 180 countries using a single subscriber identity profile.

$9m “people-centric” smart city research project for Singapore

$9m “people-centric” smart city research project for Singapore

The National University of Singapore and ST Engineering are collaborating on the multi-year digital technologies programme to address evolving urban challenges.

BP and Microsoft partner to drive clean energy innovation

BP and Microsoft partner to drive clean energy innovation

Microsoft and BP have also signed a framework agreement for renewable energy projects that aim to provide renewable energy to help power Microsoft’s datacentres.

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

The 11 start-ups chosen are committed to tackling common urban challenges in areas such as air quality, carbon emissions, digital inclusion and congestion.