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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.

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.

Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building

Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building

Sidewalk Labs claims 35 storeys would be the highest mass timber building so far. The team modelled how it would perform compared to a traditional concrete building of the same size.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, you could say, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Magway plans to sell capacity on its underground system to online retailers and logistics companies.

Waterfront Toronto delays Sidewalk Labs decision day

Waterfront Toronto delays Sidewalk Labs decision day

The deadline to decide whether to move ahead with Sidewalk Labs’ smart city development proposal has been put back to May to allow more time for public consultation.

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.

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.

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Martyn’s Law, if adopted by the UK government, would compel local authorities and venues to have a clear plan for terrorism threats. Manchester will roll out a voluntary scheme early.