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Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

The quick action is an example of cities re-organising public spaces to tackle the pandemic. Bogotá is also planning a ’lockdown drill’ this weekend.

VIDEO: Leeds links housing and health with predictive maintenance

VIDEO: Leeds links housing and health with predictive maintenance

Leeds wants to understand more about its council properties to improve services for citizens and target resources in the right areas.

NYC seeks tech solutions to boost support for mental health and tenants’ rights

NYC seeks tech solutions to boost support for mental health and tenants’ rights

Up to two winners will be selected for each challenge and they will be eligible to receive $20,000 and pilot their technology in NYC for a year.

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.

Seattle launches dashboard to track city progress

Seattle launches dashboard to track city progress

Performance Seattle provides data visualisations to help citizens track progress across seven priority areas.

Could quantum computing be the key to cracking congestion?

Could quantum computing be the key to cracking congestion?

In a joint research pilot, Microsoft and Ford are using quantum-inspired technology to achieve more balanced, less "selfish" routing suggestions.

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Low congestion and affordability are among the factors that put the Canadian city top of Mister Auto’s ranking while Mumbai was named the worst city for driving across the globe.

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

On-demand microtransit could cut city traffic by 30 per cent

A new study highlights the benefits demonstrated by on-demand microtransit in four cities and finds that it could help cities reduce traffic by 15 to 30 per cent if deployed at scale and with the right regulatory framework.

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

The Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade shelter is scheduled to open in early 2020.