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Awards recognise smart city progress made by North America municipalities
14 Jul 2021
Projects ranging from the use of AI and machine learning to inspect roadways to a housing rights challenge were among those highlighted as making “unprecedented progress”.
Philadelphia challenge to use AR to upgrade transit accessibility
05 Jul 2021
Proposals for the Septa for All: Augmenting Transit with Augmented Reality challenge can address any segment of a transit journey from trip planning through to arriving at a destination.
New York City taxis integrated into the Transit app
25 Mar 2021
It follows integration of the transport app with taxi mobility platform Curb which allows riders to get real-time estimated arrival times for the nearest taxis.
Former Philadelphia mayor joins the board of Rubicon
21 Aug 2020
Michael Nutter is expanding his role with the smart waste and recycling company after partnering with RubiconSmartCity in his capacity as an advisory board member for two years.
UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus
23 Mar 2020
The network from UrbanLeap is a place for city officials to share best practices and insights. It also tracks upcoming webinars and hosts resources.
New York transportation leads the way in reducing impact on climate
17 Jan 2020
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.
Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract
19 Nov 2019
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
05 Nov 2019
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
08 Oct 2019
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
10 Sep 2019
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
24 Jun 2019
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
23 May 2019
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
16 Apr 2019
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"
02 Apr 2019
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.
Philadelphia releases smart city roadmap
07 Feb 2019
The city’s office of innovation and technology is leading the project and is supported by other departments as well as community-based organisations
09 Jan 2020
“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.
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