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Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

By confirming their undertaking, the mayors of Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro come together with a coalition of 35 other city mayors that aim to ensure clean air for some 150 million people.

Houston expands digital alliance with Microsoft

Houston expands digital alliance with Microsoft

The partnership aims to help the city innovate in areas such as big data and AI to create new economic opportunity, close equity and skills gaps, and prepare a workforce for the 21st century.

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10m to promote inclusive growth in 10 US cities

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10m to promote inclusive growth in 10 US cities

A new collective will take a “place-based approach” to creating economic equity for low-wage workers through structural and systemic change in 10 locations across the US.

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

The Ion Smart & Resilient Cities Accelerator wants to support start-ups to create solutions to help in everyday lives, but also in situations that require urgency like the coronavirus outbreak.

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects

The winning projects include an Alexa-assisted citizen contact centre and data-driven systems to reduce flooding and address road accident hotspots.

New York transportation leads the way in reducing impact on climate

New York transportation leads the way in reducing impact on climate

An index from StreetLight Data ranks the 100 most populous metro areas based on a range of carbon-related transportation factors, including vehicle miles travelled.

Sprint rolls out 5G in four US cities

Sprint rolls out 5G in four US cities

Over the coming weeks the service will extend to more than 2,000 square miles and 11 million people, giving Sprint the largest initial 5G coverage footprint in the US.

Houston develops data-based approach to disaster recovery

Houston develops data-based approach to disaster recovery

Following Hurricane Harvey, the city realised it needed a more precise understanding of how the storm impacted residents and so embarked on the Harvey Data Project.

Sprint set to launch 5G in nine US cities

Sprint set to launch 5G in nine US cities

The communications services company has announced that standards-based 5G is on-air with a commercial service expected to be available in the first four cities in May

MassChallenge accelerator seeks start-ups in Houston

MassChallenge accelerator seeks start-ups in Houston

Six-week bootcamp includes a range of intensive in-person training, mentoring, community connectivity and virtual classes