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Preparing tomorrow’s city and utility workforce, today

Preparing tomorrow’s city and utility workforce, today

AVEVA’s Douglas Nunez discusses how cloud based learning is quickly and cost-effectively upskilling the utilities sector

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

The Odysseus project’s overall goal is to help manage the Covid-19 crisis, inform the return to normality, and act as a springboard to London’s economy in the long term.

City resilience officers form global coalition for recovery

City resilience officers form global coalition for recovery

The Global Resilient Cities Network’s initiative offers a platform to cities and other urban centres to engage in short- and long-term planning for a sustained, resilient recovery.

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Critical event management company Everbridge has introduced a “next phase” Covid-19 software solution to help governments and businesses improve safety for employees and citizens.

Sacramento asks its innovators to respond to Covid-19

Sacramento asks its innovators to respond to Covid-19

The Californian city has created an online portal to find the best ideas for how it can use technology and innovation to meet the challenges brought by the pandemic.

Edinburgh council introduces emergency cycling and walking measures

Edinburgh council introduces emergency cycling and walking measures

The Scottish capital’s city council said it has been working closely with Transport Scotland and Sustrans to develop an approach to re-designating road space.

Ras Al Khaimah progresses digital transformation programme

Ras Al Khaimah progresses digital transformation programme

As well as being part of its smart services strategy, the availability of a broad range of e-services is helping the emirate to minimise the presence of citizens in public places during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Global mayors launch Covid-19 recovery task force

Global mayors launch Covid-19 recovery task force

The C40 Cities initiative was unveiled during a virtual meeting of mayors and city leaders from 25 countries who will come together to share knowledge and expertise.

San Francisco installs Wi-Fi ‘SuperSpots’ for distance learning during Covid-19 lockdown

San Francisco installs Wi-Fi ‘SuperSpots’ for distance learning during Covid-19 lockdown

The 25 SuperSpot devices will be located in areas where there are a lot of students lacking internet connectivity.

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.