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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.

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Fast-growing neighbourhoods are the perfect testing ground for the latest connected technologies. Toby Olshanetsky, co-founder and CEO of prooV, highlights a "quiet" technological revolution.

New York transportation leads the way in reducing impact on climate

New York transportation leads the way in reducing impact on climate

An index from StreetLight Data ranks the 100 most populous metro areas based on a range of carbon-related transportation factors, including vehicle miles travelled.

Leeds could become the world’s first  ‘self-repairing’ city

Leeds could become the world’s first ‘self-repairing’ city

The Self Repairing Cities project aims for zero disruption from streetworks in UK cities by 2050 through developing infrastructure robots.