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Collaboration aims to create an urban air infrastructure

Collaboration aims to create an urban air infrastructure

Urban-Air Port and Hyundai Air Mobility want to develop an infrastructure to facilitate the creation of urban transportation systems to move people and cargo by air.

Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London

Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London

Thames Clippers is joining forces with Uber to encourage people to travel by boat across London city using its fleet of 20 boats that depart from 23 piers on the Thames.

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

The mayor has tasked the UK capital’s chief digital officer and Smart London Board to set out the criteria that innovations must meet before being deployed in the city.

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

Two new woodlands will be created in London’s Green Belt, the majority of which is not public open space despite making up 22 per cent of the capital’s land area. 

WEBINAR: Smart technology and the pandemic: how digital twins are central to cities' strategies

WEBINAR: Smart technology and the pandemic: how digital twins are central to cities' strategies

Join this webinar to learn how digital twin technology has played a key role in helping cities to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and what role it can play in the future.

Technology and innovation declared vital to London's recovery

Technology and innovation declared vital to London's recovery

The all-party group highlights how the London Office of Technology and Innovation helped councils identify the digital tools and processes they can use to adapt to the new challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Community-owned solar microgrids in Yemen, electric cargo bikes and an action plan to tackle extreme temperatures in India are among the winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards.

Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system

Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system

Masabi’s JustRide platform allows passengers to buy tickets and passes anytime, anywhere, using their smartphones and provides a contactless service in the Covid-19 era.

Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities

Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities

Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the Cities in Motion Index 2020 analyses the level of development of 174 world cities.

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.