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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.

Houston expands digital alliance with Microsoft

Houston expands digital alliance with Microsoft

The partnership aims to help the city innovate in areas such as big data and AI to create new economic opportunity, close equity and skills gaps, and prepare a workforce for the 21st century.

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.

Using the IoT to ensure a safe return to work

Using the IoT to ensure a safe return to work

As government agencies and businesses get back to work, technology companies Cradlepoint and Rigado join forces to provide a flexible IoT-based safe workplace solution.

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

The Odysseus project’s overall goal is to help manage the Covid-19 crisis, inform the return to normality, and act as a springboard to London’s economy in the long term.

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

The Ion Smart & Resilient Cities Accelerator wants to support start-ups to create solutions to help in everyday lives, but also in situations that require urgency like the coronavirus outbreak.

Microsoft creates digital twin of regional HQ

Microsoft creates digital twin of regional HQ

The initiative brings together artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and productivity tools to improve building efficiency as well as help employee productivity.

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

More than 125 entrants were whittled down to the eight finalists in the second round of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Civic Innovation Challenge.

Austin mobility challenge winners revealed

Austin mobility challenge winners revealed

Solutions from the winning start-ups of the City:One Challenge provide a healthy food delivery service that also reduces waste and navigation guides for those with mobility impairments.

Could quantum computing be the key to cracking congestion?

Could quantum computing be the key to cracking congestion?

In a joint research pilot, Microsoft and Ford are using quantum-inspired technology to achieve more balanced, less "selfish" routing suggestions.