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Cities' climate change and inequality projects announced as finalists
04 Jan 2021
Projects ranging from curbing transport emissions to urban agriculture and flood protection in slums have made the finals of the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities’ Prize for Cities 2020-21.
London’s communities urged to help tackle city's challenges through resilience fund
04 Dec 2020
Community groups, such as local authorities, public agencies and social enterprises, will be asked to identify specific challenges they need to have solved.
London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities
17 Sep 2020
Mapping work will begin with a major research and evidence-gathering exercise into the issues that central London and the Canary Wharf area are facing given the reduction in footfall due to the pandemic.
Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London
31 Jul 2020
The mayor has tasked the UK capital’s chief digital officer and Smart London Board to set out the criteria that innovations must meet before being deployed in the city.
London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces
24 Jul 2020
Two new woodlands will be created in London’s Green Belt, the majority of which is not public open space despite making up 22 per cent of the capital’s land area.
London mayor progresses plans to power tube with green energy
20 Jul 2020
Sadiq Khan wants to change the way the Transport for London tube network is supplied with electricity and make the move towards a greater use of renewable energy.
London to transform streets to prepare for increase in cycling and walking
07 May 2020
Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London said the UK capital needs to prepare for a possible 10-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.
London works with start-ups to counter online extremism
12 Feb 2020
More than 125 entrants were whittled down to the eight finalists in the second round of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Civic Innovation Challenge.
London mayor launches resilience strategy
07 Feb 2020
The UK capital’s first-ever resilience strategy addresses challenges such as climate change, city safety as well as Brexit and aims to avert a crisis before it happens.
London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges
05 Feb 2020
The cities’ mayors have signed an agreement to become Innovator Cities, enabling them to share best practice, ideas and pioneering solutions to solve global transport problems.
London extends school air quality audit programme
22 Jan 2020
The detailed audits assessed the air quality in some of the UK capital’s worst polluted schools and made a series of recommendations to protect pupils.
London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure
23 Dec 2019
The investment will see more than 1,000 EV charging points deployed across 29 London boroughs from next year, building on the 1,500-strong network already installed.
Vodafone to pilot wireless connectivity on Jubilee Line
25 Oct 2019
Through a partnership with Transport for London, the mobile operator will trial wireless connectivity in tunnels and at station platforms on the eastern end of the line.
London’s ultra-low emission zone cuts air pollution by a third in first six months
22 Oct 2019
13,500 fewer polluting cars are being driven into central London since the ULEZ was implemented.
London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"
30 Sep 2019
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.
London to launch green energy company
23 Sep 2019
Partnership is part of the mayor’s wider Energy for Londoners programme, which aims to make London’s homes warm, healthy and affordable and to supply more local clean energy.
London mayor calls for more power to UK cities and regions
02 Sep 2019
Sadiq Khan wants the UK Government to bring about major changes in devolution across the country to strengthen growth and guard against the uncertainty of Brexit.
New data reveals London's most polluted streets
26 Jul 2019
In the first eight months of operation, high levels of air pollution were detected by 40 per cent of the sensors in the Breathe London network.
Fountain network aims to help Londoners ditch single-use plastic
19 Jul 2019
Fifty new public water fountains are being installed across busy areas of the UK capital to help citizens use refillable bottles including at 20 rail and underground stations.
London announces plans for its electric future
17 Jun 2019
They include a major expansion of the EV charging network to ensure the capital continues its drive to be one of the world’s leading zero-emission cities.
London boosts digital transformation of public services
12 Jun 2019
London boroughs are coming together to launch the London Office of Technology and Innovation whose mission is to foster radical ideas to benefit citizens, communities and businesses.
Brexit "chaos" threatening progress of technological change in the UK
12 Jun 2019
The mayor of London warns that the ongoing Brexit discussions are resulting in the Government side-lining preparations for the impact of rapid technological change.
London launches its first ever climate action week
03 Jun 2019
Taking place from 1-8 July, it will bring together the UK capital’s world-leading climate expertise and talent from across business, NGO and cultural sectors
London signs up to international smart city coalition
17 May 2019
The Greater London Authority has joined Open & Agile Smart Cities, the international network that supports cities and communities in their digital transformation.
WATCH: Accessible smart cities
SmartCitiesWorld recently chaired a panel discussion outlining the accessibility challenges smart cities need to overcome.
22 Feb 2021
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
15 Feb 2021
Beyond the pandemic: the technology that will remain part of our smart cities
08 Feb 2021
The future of public safety: why smart cities need to look to the cloud
09 Feb 2021
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
03 Feb 2021
Research Report: How smart is your office?
16 Dec 2020
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