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EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad

EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad

The new office will help entrepreneurs develop their innovations and reduce time to market by providing direct access to more than 500 industrial partners in its ecosystem.

Lisbon's City Hall completes energy-saving retrofit

Lisbon's City Hall completes energy-saving retrofit

The Sharing Cities project provides a living example of how working public service buildings can improve energy performance while still preserving their architectural character.

Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force

Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force

Chaired by the mayor of Milan, the task force has been established to drive forward an economic recovery that improves public health, reduces inequality and addresses the climate crisis. 

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Joint venture launches second call for climate-finance ideas

Joint venture launches second call for climate-finance ideas

With hundreds of cities and local governments declaring climate emergencies, City Finance Lab wants to find the most innovative financing solutions for climate action in cities.

€82 million in ERDF funding for 20 city projects

€82 million in ERDF funding for 20 city projects

They were put forward by cities under the Urban Innovative Actions project and focus on digital transition, sustainable use of land, urban poverty and urban security.

Lisbon develops mobility catalogue to make third-party apps more accurate

Lisbon develops mobility catalogue to make third-party apps more accurate

The City of Lisbon is developing a new architecture and the first tools to improve the accuracy of journey-planning apps.

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Technological innovation and new trends could produce a much more flexible, resilient and efficient energy grid. Will regulators be bold enough to unleash the true power of these new systems?

Milan crowned top city for wellbeing

Milan crowned top city for wellbeing

The Italian city has been recognised for placing wellbeing at the centre of urban planning and policy, while four others are being honoured as Wellbeing Laureate Cities.

Which cities are top for wellbeing?

Which cities are top for wellbeing?

Sixteen cities from six continents have been announced as finalists for the 2019 Wellbeing City Award, which recognises city-led action on urban dwelling