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Populus helps global cities manage flexible street policies for reopening

Populus helps global cities manage flexible street policies for reopening

Platform allows cities to identify temporary or permanent street policies, communicate them to the general public, and digitally provide up-to-date information to key mobility stakeholders.

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Community-owned solar microgrids in Yemen, electric cargo bikes and an action plan to tackle extreme temperatures in India are among the winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards.

Michigan formally launches future mobility office

Michigan formally launches future mobility office

The Office of Future Mobility and Electrification will be headed up by Trevor Pawl, named as the US state’s chief mobility officer.

Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities

Ranking reveals smartest and most sustainable cities

Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the Cities in Motion Index 2020 analyses the level of development of 174 world cities.

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

Research from the national cycling campaign #BikeIsBest, in partnership with Strava Metro, reveals significant year-on-year increases in cycling across several major UK cities.

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Octavi de la Varga, secretary general of Metropolis, about how its digital platform is helping the global village battle against Covid-19.

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Samsø and Sønderborg have launched their strategies as part of the Danish Deadline 2020 project, DK2020, which is aligned with the Paris Agreement.

US cities selected for Digital Kerb Challenge

US cities selected for Digital Kerb Challenge

Aspen, Nashville, Omaha, and West Palm Beach will team with kerb management company Coord on “smart zone” programmes tailored to their individual mobility challenges.

UK to fast-track e-scooter rental trials to test safety and green credentials

UK to fast-track e-scooter rental trials to test safety and green credentials

The first trials, due to last for 12 months, are expected to begin next week and will be closely monitored so the government can assess the benefits of e-scooters and their impact on public space.

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.