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City-led clean infrastructure projects can help build back a stronger US
08 Dec 2020
Report sets out to demonstrate how cities can be “critical drivers” of solutions for the multiple short-term challenges created by Covid-19 as well as emerging long-term challenges of climate change.
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.
Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste
07 Nov 2019
IoT sensors are deployed in many smart city projects but recycling the small electronics used in them is difficult. Portland wants to promote sustainable procurement and re-usability.
Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back
01 Nov 2019
The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.
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.
Maine municipalities make energy- and cost-savings with LED conversion
19 Sep 2019
On average the projects are saving the municipalities almost 70 per cent in annual kWH hours and reducing consumption by more than 2.3 million kWh annually.
Replica spins out from Sidewalk Labs
16 Sep 2019
The company uses modelling tools to give public agencies a comprehensive portrait of how, why, and where people travel across the city.
Helsinki top for work-life balance
07 Aug 2019
A study has compared data on livability, work intensity, institutional support and legislation to rank cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to citizens.
Portland's smart city team launches equity consulting advisors project
01 Aug 2019
Equity consulting advisors will participate as members of the smart cities steering committee and help to evaluate proposed projects and shape long-term partnerships.
Free flows: New Jersey turns to AI to safeguard water quality
In a guest post, Tiffany Stewart, Assistant Director Newark, N.J. Water & Sewer Department, outlines which technologies are helping it protect its water supply.
25 Jan 2021
The art of the city: how creators may save urban business districts
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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