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Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel

Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel

The app uses motion-tracking to measure distances covered using green modes of transport and calculates the CO2 savings compared to a car trip.

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.

Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation

Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation

MWC was cancelled for the first time in its 33-year history last week when organiser GSMA said it had become “impossible” for the show to go ahead in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

Kingston kicks off IoT pilot with smart snow plough service

Kingston kicks off IoT pilot with smart snow plough service

An online map features selected ploughs on main roads, with different colours indicating when a road was last ploughed.

“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.

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

UK company Fotech is looking to expand its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology to smart cities, extracting new value from existing fibre networks.



Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Initiatives up for awards include the use of data to tackle the opioid crisis and homelessness, an open-data-powered Alexa service and an earthquake warning app.

City Lights: Lea Eriksen, CIO, City of Long Beach

City Lights: Lea Eriksen, CIO, City of Long Beach

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Long Beach’s CIO, Lea Eriksen.