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City Possible expands network and ‘reimagines’ its digital marketplace

City Possible expands network and ‘reimagines’ its digital marketplace

London, Los Angeles, New York City and Hamilton are the latest cities to join Mastercard’s co-creation framework that aims to help build more inclusive and sustainable communities.

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Through the City Possible network, the two parties will focus on greater interaction between business clients and government entities to drive innovation and spur demand for green financing.

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

The cities of Boise, Dallas, Detroit and Tucson are among those committing to help combat extreme heat and wildfires, as well as other adverse effects of climate change, by protecting and planting more trees.

Toronto expands its Digital Main Street programme as part of Covid recovery plan

Toronto expands its Digital Main Street programme as part of Covid recovery plan

It aims to help businesses in the city and across Ontario embrace technology in response to the pandemic with latest plans including a community collaboration and innovation programme.

EMT Valencia launches cashless mobile ticketing solution

EMT Valencia launches cashless mobile ticketing solution

With passengers able to purchase and display tickets directly on their smartphones, it will also provide passengers with a Covid-safe way to ride public transport and help speed up journey times.

Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19

Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19

Mastercard is launching a set of tools and a series of research studies to help inform cities’ responses and decision-making as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

The North Texas Innovation Alliance, which has also joined the City Possible network, will focus both on immediate challenges related to Covid-19, as well as look ahead to establish core priorities.

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.

City-wide mobile ticketing rolled out in Bucharest

City-wide mobile ticketing rolled out in Bucharest

The multi-lingual app and payments platform is part of the mayor’s plan for the Romanian capital to become a smart city and allows for cashless travel on urban, express, regional and city bus routes.

27 Thai cities to join Mastercard’s City Possible network

27 Thai cities to join Mastercard’s City Possible network

The move is part of a mission to achieve 100 smart cities in Thailand by 2022.