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Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

The University of Melbourne has teamed with Cubic Transportation Systems to test how its artificial intelligence technology with real-time computer vision tracking can help improve road safety.

Melbourne fast-tracks 40km of bike lanes

Melbourne fast-tracks 40km of bike lanes

As well as create more space to help cyclists maintain physical distance, the plan is also part of the city’s 10-year roadmap for Melbourne to become a premier cycling city.

Melbourne launches largest ever revegetation project to green the city

Melbourne launches largest ever revegetation project to green the city

Plans to plant 150,000 trees and shrubs form part of the Australian city’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic by creating jobs and enhancing public space, in addition to tackling the climate emergency.

How the holistic approach is central to the Covid-19 recovery

How the holistic approach is central to the Covid-19 recovery

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Lauren Sorkin, acting executive director of the Global Resilient Cities Network, on how cities can rebuild post Covid-19.

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. 

Melbourne councils sign up to jump-start electric bike-share

Melbourne councils sign up to jump-start electric bike-share

The Australian city has signed a memorandum of understanding with Jump, a subsidiary of Uber, which will see around 400 e-bikes introduced to the streets in early March.

Beacons aid access to Melbourne's business district for those with low vision

Beacons aid access to Melbourne's business district for those with low vision

The beacons will send audio messages about potential obstacles and intersections to users’ phones, to help people with low vision or blindness get around the city.

Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities

Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities

The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI

Hyperconnected leaders include Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen and Dublin.

Melbourne councillors consider bold 10-year transport plan

Melbourne councillors consider bold 10-year transport plan

Plans aim to improve livability, help Melbourne become a leading bicycle city and implement consistent 40km/h vehicle speed limits across the city.