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Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion

The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.

City of Chicago issues $200m RFP for renewable energy supplier

City of Chicago issues $200m RFP for renewable energy supplier

It has committed to ensuring that all City-owned buildings will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 and also wants to stimulate the local green economy.

Chicago introduces further reforms to cut air pollution and boost growth

Chicago introduces further reforms to cut air pollution and boost growth

City authorities will use data – measured over time – to determine where and how it can ensure an appropriate balance of industrial economic growth, environmental quality, and good jobs.

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10m to promote inclusive growth in 10 US cities

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10m to promote inclusive growth in 10 US cities

A new collective will take a “place-based approach” to creating economic equity for low-wage workers through structural and systemic change in 10 locations across the US.

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

As well as provide important information and guidance, the Chi Covid Coach could also help with the city’s forward-looking strategy to develop a registry for a future vaccine.

Chicago announces West Side traffic safety plan

Chicago announces West Side traffic safety plan

The West Side plan was crafted with input from residents of communities that have long suffered from disproportionate numbers of traffic crashes and injuries.

Chicago involves citizens in future bike-share plans

Chicago involves citizens in future bike-share plans

The city is growing its fleet and using a community tour on the South Side to engage residents with the bike-share team and inform the next phase of its expansion.