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US cities selected for Digital Kerb Challenge
01 Jul 2020
Aspen, Nashville, Omaha, and West Palm Beach will team with kerb management company Coord on “smart zone” programmes tailored to their individual mobility challenges.
Electrify America completes first cross-country charging route
29 Jun 2020
The first of two cross-country routes to be completed this year, it spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles to take drivers from Los Angeles to Washington DC.
City Hall loses patience over LinkNYC delays
06 Mar 2020
NYC DoITT commissioner called CityBridge “delinquent” over delays and payments relating to the LinkNYC programme.
WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology
03 Mar 2020
The framework aims to operationalise use cases and is designed to be deployed and tested as a tool to mitigate risks from potential unethical practices of the technology.
Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection
02 Mar 2020
Newly formed CARS says it wants to “set the record straight” about MDS programmes but LADOT called it “a disinformation campaign”.
Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban
12 Feb 2020
Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.
“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge
09 Jan 2020
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.
Airbnb to launch helpline for city officials
10 Dec 2019
Airbnb wants to deepen trust with cities and guests following controversy and ahead of an IPO next year.
Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners
08 Nov 2019
Carlsbad wants to be the “best-run government” around and is seeking digital transformation partners to support this.
Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond
08 Nov 2019
New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.
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.
06 Jul 2020
Our society needs systemic changes. Hyperloop is just one way we can get there
06 Jul 2020
Coming together to manage uncertainty
02 Jul 2020
Accelerating city digitisation and avoiding silos with interoperable IoT data model and LPWA networks
09 Jul 2020
WEBINAR: Smart technology and the pandemic: how digital twins are central to cities' strategies
16 Jun 2020
WEBINAR: Open Cities: Why interoperability and 6LoWPAN matter
15 Jun 2020
Buildings are getting smarter: are they also getting healthier?
21 Jul 2020
IoT in Telecoms Online Conference 2020
15 Sep 2020
2020 Wellbeing Cities Forum
04 Nov 2020
IoT Tech Expo North America 2020 - Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
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