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Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan

Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan

The C40 Cities network has announced its agenda for delivering a sustainable and equitable recovery plan from the pandemic and calls for support for the vision from national government.

Electrify America completes first cross-country charging route

Electrify America completes first cross-country charging route

The first of two cross-country routes to be completed this year, it spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles to take drivers from Los Angeles to Washington DC.

Partnership aims to bring MaaS to the kerbside

Partnership aims to bring MaaS to the kerbside

Moovit and Tranzito are joining forces to create kerbside mobility hubs which enable users to plan their trips and book and pay for shared mobility rides from A to B without a smartphone.

Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?

Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?

Even if US cities could maintain a 10 per cent drop in traffic volumes in the recovery phase, they could significantly improve their climate impact standing, according to a new study by StreetLight Data.

50 major US cities double their solar capacity

50 major US cities double their solar capacity

The analysts behind the seventh Shining Cities 2020 report said each year the study has revealed that more local leaders are pursuing solar projects and smart local policies.

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. 

LA rolls out pre-paid cards for Covid-19 financial assistance

LA rolls out pre-paid cards for Covid-19 financial assistance

The cash assistance model, created with Accelerator for America and Mastercard’s City Possible network, could be quickly scaled to other cities.

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".

UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus

UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus

The network from UrbanLeap is a place for city officials to share best practices and insights. It also tracks upcoming webinars and hosts resources.

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Newly formed CARS says it wants to “set the record straight” about MDS programmes but LADOT called it “a disinformation campaign”.