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Vancouver puts citizens' views at the centre of its future planning vision
23 Apr 2021
Planning Vancouver Together seeks to create “complete, connected and culturally vibrant” neighbourhoods in the Canadian city that meet the everyday needs of those that live and work in them.
Vancouver launches dashboard to track healthy city progress
06 Apr 2021
The initiative, in collaboration with the Partnership for Healthy Cities global network, will track progress against 23 key indicators that act as determinants of health and wellbeing.
Low carbon innovation centre established for Metro Vancouver region
22 Jan 2021
The centre will be established by Simon Fraser University’s Renewable Cities programme and aims to accelerate urban climate solutions through research, capacity building and financial tools.
Index ranks climate impact on transportation amid the pandemic
21 Jan 2021
Analysis from StreetLight Data reveals that New York City, Sarasota and Portland lead when it comes to the reduced impact of transportation on the environment.
Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan
23 Nov 2020
The plan contains so-called “game-changer” actions in the areas of buildings and transportation, which represent nearly all of the carbon pollution produced in Vancouver.
5G rolled out across Ontario cities and towns
01 Sep 2020
As well as putting in place the infrastructure for businesses and homes, Rogers Communications is supporting the University of Waterloo’s 5G Smart Campus in real-world testing of 5G applications.
MassDOT launches statewide travel time system
10 Aug 2020
IBI Group will provide a 24/7-hosted solution that includes the travel time module of its advanced traffic management system as well as an asset management platform.
US cities selected for Digital Kerb Challenge
01 Jul 2020
Aspen, Nashville, Omaha, and West Palm Beach will team with kerb management company Coord on “smart zone” programmes tailored to their individual mobility challenges.
Vancouver uses virtual open houses to ensure citizens have their say
09 Jun 2020
They will temporarily replace in-person open houses and have been launched on the city’s new digital engagement platform, Shape Your City Vancouver.
Vancouver sets out its plan to create 50km of slow streets
26 May 2020
The Canadian city also plans to expedite the permitting process for outdoor patios and restaurants to give people the room they need to resume some of their normal activities.
City of Vancouver launches Covid-19 dashboard
21 Apr 2020
The dashboard enables citizens to take an “inside look” at a number of key metrics and service areas that have been activated during the public health emergency.
City of Vancouver introduces performance dashboard
02 Mar 2020
VanDashboard measures performance against 65 key metrics in six categories including core service delivery, affordability and housing, climate change and economy and finances.
Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building
10 Feb 2020
Sidewalk Labs claims 35 storeys would be the highest mass timber building so far. The team modelled how it would perform compared to a traditional concrete building of the same size.
Vancouver engages public in connecting bridge project
22 Jan 2020
The Granville Bridge Connector aims to provide more travel options to and from downtown that don’t contribute to congestion or pollution.
Calgary ranked best city for driving
15 Nov 2019
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.
Vancouver landfill approved to produce renewable natural gas
29 Oct 2019
The Canadian city says it is committed to reducing greenhouse gas and will be using the RNG in its buildings, vehicles and the Neighbourhood Energy Utility.
30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked
08 Oct 2019
Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.
Vienna remains top city for liveability
05 Sep 2019
Austrian capital retains its position in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s index which assigns cities a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors.
Australian cities declare climate emergency
01 Jul 2019
Hobart and Sydney become the latest cities to pass such a declaration and are calling on the federal government to take rapid action.
Mumbai named most congested city in the world
05 Jun 2019
Drivers in India’s most populous city expect to spend an average of 65 per cent extra time stuck in traffic, according to the latest TomTom Traffic Index.
Mastercard continues contactless expansion to speed daily commutes
25 Mar 2019
Company expects new transit solutions to be live in more than 20 cities in the US within the next few years with its M-Chip technology at the heart of the transformation.
Vancouver Police uses AI to prevent crime
28 Feb 2019
Through spatial analytics, police are able to predict where residential break-and-enters will occur and place police patrols accordingly
Which cities are top for wellbeing?
05 Feb 2019
Sixteen cities from six continents have been announced as finalists for the 2019 Wellbeing City Award, which recognises city-led action on urban dwelling
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