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London’s communities urged to help tackle city's challenges through resilience fund
04 Dec 2020
Community groups, such as local authorities, public agencies and social enterprises, will be asked to identify specific challenges they need to have solved.
Planet Smart City provides digital tools for UN Habitat's slum upgrade programme
03 Aug 2020
The smart affordable housing specialist Planet Smart City will provide data analytics and other solutions to help upgrade two of the oldest and biggest slums in Nairobi.
Proptech company launches fourth smart city project in Brazil
27 May 2020
The Smart City Aquiraz development is located 29km from Ceará’s capital Fortaleza, and built on a 200-hectare site, it will be home to more than 18,000 residents.
Planet Smart City to develop smart affordable housing in Pune
16 Apr 2020
It will create 1,000 smart apartments across a 21,000 sqm area in the Life Republic township in partnership with real estate group, Kolte Patil Developers.
Autonomous shuttles deployed in Columbus neighbourhood
07 Feb 2020
Operating in the South Linden neighbourhood of Columbus, the Leap (Linden Empowers All People) shuttle will seek to close first-mile/last-mile transit gaps.
The technology that is making housing more affordable
17 Oct 2019
Modular construction, home-sharing platforms and rental tools could be the answer to housing challenges in the US, believes Nate Loewentheil of venture capital firm Camber Creek.
Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative
10 Sep 2019
Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.
UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office
12 Aug 2019
The global initiative supports Helsinki’s goal of achieving a more significant role for cities in implementing the sustainable development goals.
Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first
23 May 2019
Smart City Natal is a 170-hectare development from smart affordable housing company, Planet Smart City, and integrates architectural, digital, environmental and social innovation.
BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge winner announced
20 May 2019
A joint proposal from Columbia National University and Straddle 3 Barcelona has been chosen for the international BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge.
Partnership aims to end chronic homelessness in 15 US communities
13 Mar 2019
Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente is helping to accelerate Community Solutions’ Built for Zero initiative which helps leaders better understand homelessness in their communities
16 Jun 2021
The role of artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19
Cities have been putting data at the heart of treating coronavirus.
Smart lighting: why we are discussing it again
A hydrogen-fuelled city – a practical reality for the UK or a pipe dream?
Watch: Area X.0 and Accenture – Driving the future of mobility and smart cities
OnDemand Webinar: Connected and autonomous vehicles: how to deal with data?
WEBINAR: Smart City: what’s behind the success of Smart Lighting?
WEBINAR: Connected and autonomous vehicles: how to deal with data?
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