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‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.

Bamboo bikes and electric skateboards take to the track at MOVE 2020

Bamboo bikes and electric skateboards take to the track at MOVE 2020

As SmartCitiesWorld is a media partner for MOVE 2020, readers can get 50 per cent off a pass.

London Mayor launches green energy company, profits to go into community projects

London Mayor launches green energy company, profits to go into community projects

The electricity will be generated from 100 per cent renewable sources and any profits will be reinvested into community projects.

Toyota to build prototype future city in Japan

Toyota to build prototype future city in Japan

Woven City will be home to 2,000 residents and researchers who will test and develop smart city technologies.

New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020

New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020

Rabih Arzouni, Fujitsu UK’s CTO of transport, shares his transport predictions for the year ahead.

Towards the smart cities of 2025

Towards the smart cities of 2025

From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

LA could mandate EVs for ride-sharing companies

LA could mandate EVs for ride-sharing companies

The Mayor’s comments follow the recent launch of LA’s Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0, aiming to deliver a 25 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality

Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality

Following an executive order, building construction must be low-energy and fossil-fuel-free, while meeting annual energy needs from a mix of on- and off-site renewable energy assets.

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Grants from the fund will be used to support non-profits and academic institutions in Europe and Latin America that are leading data-driven climate action efforts in select cities.