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Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19

Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19

Mastercard is launching a set of tools and a series of research studies to help inform cities’ responses and decision-making as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces

Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces

The fund will be used to help local independent businesses redesign outdoor spaces and turn them into seating areas to make up for the internal space they are losing as a result of social distancing.

Robot deliveries roll out in Milton Keynes’ centre

Robot deliveries roll out in Milton Keynes’ centre

A new report also shows that 20 per cent of parcels globally could be delivered by drones, robots or AVs by 2030. Further, automated delivery technology could play a part in the coronavirus pandemic response.

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.

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo returns in 2020 with another two-day conference and exhibition for businesses looking to reduce their plastic consumption, find and source highly sustainable alternative bio-based materials, and create a more circular economy throughout their supply chain.

NYC development to showcase 'nature's civil engineering' for waterfront resilience

NYC development to showcase 'nature's civil engineering' for waterfront resilience

The initiative will use waterfront infrastructure such as berms, breakwaters, marshes and wetlands. There will also be a public beach.

Culdesac to build car-free neighbourhood in Arizona

Culdesac to build car-free neighbourhood in Arizona

Culdesac says it is building spaces for “the post-car era”. The development in Tempe, Arizona is the first but more are in the pipeline.

Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities

Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities

By using these technologies to transform and interconnect their urban ecosystem, government leaders aim to deliver a myriad of benefits to their stakeholders.

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

A new standard agreement for commercial landlords and public property owners is designed to speed up the process which allows mobile providers access to rooftops and other sites to install kit.

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.