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Toronto expands its Digital Main Street programme as part of Covid recovery plan

Toronto expands its Digital Main Street programme as part of Covid recovery plan

It aims to help businesses in the city and across Ontario embrace technology in response to the pandemic with latest plans including a community collaboration and innovation programme.

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

As well as provide important information and guidance, the Chi Covid Coach could also help with the city’s forward-looking strategy to develop a registry for a future vaccine.

Mapping platform joins open source foundation

Mapping platform joins open source foundation

The Urban Computing Foundation will host and govern Mapzen, which aims to develop a truly open platform for mapping, search, navigation, location and transit data.

Ottawa shares traffic data with Waze

Ottawa shares traffic data with Waze

The Canadian city joins the likes of Toronto, Montreal, New York and San Francisco in the Waze for Cities data-sharing programme.

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Grants from the fund will be used to support non-profits and academic institutions in Europe and Latin America that are leading data-driven climate action efforts in select cities.

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

The first European cities to gain access are Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester, with Wolverhampton and Coventry to follow soon.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.

London launches advanced air monitoring network

London launches advanced air monitoring network

Breathe London will use a range of fixed and mobile sensors, including Google Street View cars, to build up a real-time, hyperlocal image of the UK capital’s air quality