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UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

Research from the national cycling campaign #BikeIsBest, in partnership with Strava Metro, reveals significant year-on-year increases in cycling across several major UK cities.

Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces

Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces

The fund will be used to help local independent businesses redesign outdoor spaces and turn them into seating areas to make up for the internal space they are losing as a result of social distancing.

Liverpool invests £3.4 million in eco-friendly refuse vehicles

Liverpool invests £3.4 million in eco-friendly refuse vehicles

The new compressed natural gas vehicles are part of a drive to help reach a target of recycling more than 55 per cent of waste across the city.


VIDEO: Ten cities prioritise shared challenges to speed solutions

VIDEO: Ten cities prioritise shared challenges to speed solutions

The ten cities are collaborating through the Future State Co-Foundery.

Liverpool receives clean air funding boost

Liverpool receives clean air funding boost

The UK city, which recently declared a climate emergency and appointed a climate champion, has been awarded an additional £652,000 by the Government.

Liverpool submits £230 million green deal bid to government

Liverpool submits £230 million green deal bid to government

Vision is focused on helping make the city carbon neutral, while also delivering jobs, clean air, better health, smarter travel, green spaces and cheap-to-heat homes.

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

Laura Robertson-Collins, Liverpool’s first ’Climate Champion’, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about her new role and its remit.

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

The University of Liverpool’s Stephen Finnegan explores the pros and cons of carbon offsetting and outlines Liverpool’s bid to become the UK’s first ’climate positive’ city by the end of 2020.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.