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Ontario enlists private sector to help battle Covid-19

Ontario enlists private sector to help battle Covid-19

Fund will support development of essential medical supplies and equipment, including gowns, overalls, masks, face shields, testing equipment and ventilators.

Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes

Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes

Blockchains said its Web3.0 platform for digital asset custody and digital identity management will also be released in 2022.

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".

Plan zero: Milan prepares for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’

Plan zero: Milan prepares for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’

Milan’s Chief Resilience Officer shares how his city is working to address the COVID-19 emergency today, while also looking ahead to what’s next.

UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus

UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus

The network from UrbanLeap is a place for city officials to share best practices and insights. It also tracks upcoming webinars and hosts resources.

Smart Cities Council releases free tool to support coronavirus action

Smart Cities Council releases free tool to support coronavirus action

The COVID - 19 Mitigation Roadmap includes guidelines for assembling the team, a framework for planning, risks to consider, funding information and more.

Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women

Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women

The team is analysing data collected from the Safetipin mobile app, which allows users to rate public areas on safety criteria and to flag concerns.

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

The quick action is an example of cities re-organising public spaces to tackle the pandemic. Bogotá is also planning a ’lockdown drill’ this weekend.

Coronavirus: TfL trials longer-lasting anti-viral cleaner

Coronavirus: TfL trials longer-lasting anti-viral cleaner

Enhanced cleaning will be introduced across all TfL transport but the public must continue to follow handwashing advice, the authority stressed.

Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index

Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell shares five examples where cities have improved their sustainability and resilience, or maintained current levels of resilience while lowering costs.