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Helsinki invites 'speedy experiments' to help clean-up Baltic Sea

Helsinki invites 'speedy experiments' to help clean-up Baltic Sea

Companies, start-ups and research groups are invited to submit ideas that prevent plastic waste in the Helsinki area to support the Baltic Sea Challenge.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.

Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019

Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019

The Finnish capital has improved traffic safety in the city through a range of measures including increased traffic control and reducing speed limits.

Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions

Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions

The EU AI4Cities project is using a challenge-based procurement approach to find solutions to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions.

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Fast-growing neighbourhoods are the perfect testing ground for the latest connected technologies. Toby Olshanetsky, co-founder and CEO of prooV, highlights a "quiet" technological revolution.

Helsinki to lay out rules of engagement in new data strategy

Helsinki to lay out rules of engagement in new data strategy

Helsinki’s data strategy aims to define the city’s key informational content, permanent data resources, organisation methods and required resources.

Reinvention required to maximise on-demand mobility’s potential, says report

Reinvention required to maximise on-demand mobility’s potential, says report

The Arthur D. Little analysis has recommendations for regulators, cities, taxi firms and ride-hailing companies, among others.

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Described as a mix between ride-hailing and taking the bus, the on-demand service uses small shuttle vehicles and costs $2.50 a ride.

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

We round up our main takeaways from smart city developments in 2019. We’d love to hear yours.