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Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

The Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade shelter is scheduled to open in early 2020.

Smart cities must be accessible by design

Smart cities must be accessible by design

While technology can help improve life in cities for people with disabilities, there’s a risk that without adequate oversight and appropriate input, it could widen inequality. Three city leaders share their ideas!

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Report found that cities’ ability to drive innovation depends most on bold leadership, dedicated staff with the right skills, and a strong focus on data to set targets and measure outcomes.

Countering AI bias, domestic robots and detecting deep-fakes: 10 predictions for 2020 and beyond

Countering AI bias, domestic robots and detecting deep-fakes: 10 predictions for 2020 and beyond

Many of CCS Insight’s tech predictions have implications for citizens and the future of cities.

Cities first: How to end the shared mobility ‘tug of war’

Cities first: How to end the shared mobility ‘tug of war’

Scott Shepard, Chief Commercial Officer, Free2Move, highlights lessons learned in Europe and North America about how to succeed with shared mobility so that cities can leverage the best from mobility innovations and investments.

Lawsuit for City of Chicago over pedestrian signal accessibility

Lawsuit for City of Chicago over pedestrian signal accessibility

The City has stated its aim to be the most inclusive and accessible city in the US but the lawsuit notes that only 11 of Chicago’s 2,762 signalised intersections are accessible to pedestrians who are blind or have low vision.

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.