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Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?

Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?

Even if US cities could maintain a 10 per cent drop in traffic volumes in the recovery phase, they could significantly improve their climate impact standing, according to a new study by StreetLight Data.

LA rolls out pre-paid cards for Covid-19 financial assistance

LA rolls out pre-paid cards for Covid-19 financial assistance

The cash assistance model, created with Accelerator for America and Mastercard’s City Possible network, could be quickly scaled to other cities.

San Francisco installs Wi-Fi ‘SuperSpots’ for distance learning during Covid-19 lockdown

San Francisco installs Wi-Fi ‘SuperSpots’ for distance learning during Covid-19 lockdown

The 25 SuperSpot devices will be located in areas where there are a lot of students lacking internet connectivity.

Cities begin to count the financial cost of coronavirus

Cities begin to count the financial cost of coronavirus

While the human toll can’t be underestimated, cities are now also facing the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.

Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index

Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell shares five examples where cities have improved their sustainability and resilience, or maintained current levels of resilience while lowering costs.

WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology

WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology

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.

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.

San Francisco’s Market Street goes car-free

San Francisco’s Market Street goes car-free

San Francisco is the latest of a growing number of cities to close off some or all of the centre to private vehicles.

Index finds traffic congestion is on the up

Index finds traffic congestion is on the up

More than half of countries in the latest TomTom Traffic Index have seen congestion increase, with the southern Indian city of Bengaluru ranked the worst.