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Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

While dogged by controversy, Toronto could have showcased exactly what a smart city could deliver, something that is important now more than ever.

City of Las Vegas invests $1.5m in intelligent transportation technology

City of Las Vegas invests $1.5m in intelligent transportation technology

SenSen Networks’ AI-based technology will initially be used to automate the enforcement of hundreds of bylaws associated with regulating traffic and parking on city streets.

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

Alongside the review, the government also announced £90 million in funding for technology trials in three new ‘future transport zones’.

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".

From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”

From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”

A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Newly formed CARS says it wants to “set the record straight” about MDS programmes but LADOT called it “a disinformation campaign”.

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

A new report acknowledges the potential benefits of the digital infrastructure proposals for Waterfront Toronto but questions whether they create sufficient public benefits.

London Mayor shares “proven results” on air quality

London Mayor shares “proven results” on air quality

NO2 exceedances fell dramatically but many sites still recorded PM2.5 levels above the recommended limit.

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

Many cities around the world are looking for ways to benefit from dockless scooters and bikes while ensuring safety and reducing disruption. For them and mobility companies, this case is one to watch.