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City Possible expands network and ‘reimagines’ its digital marketplace
11 Nov 2020
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
11 Sep 2020
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
27 Aug 2020
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
20 Aug 2020
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
11 Aug 2020
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
01 Jun 2020
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
28 May 2020
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
09 Apr 2020
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
29 Jan 2020
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
21 Jan 2020
The move is part of a mission to achieve 100 smart cities in Thailand by 2022.
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.
24 Nov 2020
Jointly building a smart city helps us all enjoy better urban lives
23 Nov 2020
Rebuilding tomorrow’s smart cities with a people first approach
16 Nov 2020
How Covid-19 has made smart cities smarter than ever
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
24 Oct 2020
White Paper: 5G Application Scenarios
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