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New York transportation leads the way in reducing impact on climate

New York transportation leads the way in reducing impact on climate

An index from StreetLight Data ranks the 100 most populous metro areas based on a range of carbon-related transportation factors, including vehicle miles travelled.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Waste reduction and recycling are key elements of the New Mexico city’s commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality by 2040.

Philadelphia to dissolve Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation

Philadelphia to dissolve Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation

The City said the reorganisation will help it scale its work in human-centred design, open-source development and agile.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Platform provider aims to lower smart city set-up costs

Platform provider aims to lower smart city set-up costs

Cimcon’s latest round of funding includes a revenue-sharing facility that it claims will enable its city customers to deploy smart initiatives with "minimal" upfront costs.

Individuals recognised for transforming public spaces

Individuals recognised for transforming public spaces

They will receive a share of more than $1m as part of the inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, which seeks to strengthen community engagement and connections.

Philadelphia pilots connected lighting to modernise city services

Philadelphia pilots connected lighting to modernise city services

The city is deploying a suite of applications including smart lighting, air quality monitors and people traffic counters utilising Cimcon’s NearSky platform.

Boston ranked top city for innovation

Boston ranked top city for innovation

Hickey & Associates assessed thousands of datapoints across more than 300 markets to pinpoint the next hotbeds of innovation and transformation around the globe.

How cities can overcome "aimless innovation"

How cities can overcome "aimless innovation"

Based on insights from 50 city leaders in the US, a new handbook aims to offer guidance on how technology and innovation can be deployed to benefit entire communities.