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Soft skills for better business and future employability

Soft skills for better business and future employability

Automation and artificial intelligence will result in a greater proportion of jobs relying on soft skills but their importance is often undervalued in the workplace.

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

More than nine in 10 mayors also agree that investment in technology to reimagine, rework, change, or adapt how commercial buildings are being used is necessary for the future of their city.

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Electrification of the country’s transport sector will further drive New Zealand’s decarbonisation efforts and support its aims to have a full zero emission bus fleet by 2040.

Climate and sustainability masters programme gets the green light

Climate and sustainability masters programme gets the green light

The programme is aimed at both existing urban professionals, as well as those with multi-disciplinary environmental backgrounds and will create professional pathways in urban climate change leadership.

National organisations join Scotland's 5G roll-out

National organisations join Scotland's 5G roll-out

The Infralink programme, funded by The Scotland 5G Centre, will engage with public sector property owners and telecom providers to significantly improve mobile connectivity.

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Community-owned solar microgrids in Yemen, electric cargo bikes and an action plan to tackle extreme temperatures in India are among the winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards.

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10m to promote inclusive growth in 10 US cities

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10m to promote inclusive growth in 10 US cities

A new collective will take a “place-based approach” to creating economic equity for low-wage workers through structural and systemic change in 10 locations across the US.

Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan

Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan

Council leader wants to adopt the same “one-city” approach that has seen the public sector, communities and businesses pull together throughout the pandemic to “build back better”.

Rethinking Christmas, transforming events and a new editor

Rethinking Christmas, transforming events and a new editor

Smart city technology is already showing how key it is to tackling the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic and the sector as a whole will be central to rebuilding and recovery.

MaaS vendors urged to pursue neutral platform approach

MaaS vendors urged to pursue neutral platform approach

Revenue generated by MaaS platforms is forecast to pass $52 billion by 2027, but this growth won’t begin to materialise until 2021 due to coronavirus.