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Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam’s Climate Agreement includes plans for large-scale solutions such as offshore windmills, a hydrogen network and insulation of social housing, as well as smaller-scale initiatives such as car-sharing and cycling classes for children.

TM Forum adapts telco process framework for smart cities

TM Forum adapts telco process framework for smart cities

TM Forum’s Business Process Framework has been adapted to fit the unique features of cities by including sections on citizen engagement, communities and a broader range of stakeholders.

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm, the three Lighthouse cities in the EC-funded project, highlight the importance of early citizen engagement and the value of demonstrator projects.

Helsinki to lay out rules of engagement in new data strategy

Helsinki to lay out rules of engagement in new data strategy

Helsinki’s data strategy aims to define the city’s key informational content, permanent data resources, organisation methods and required resources.

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

The calculator aims to allow users to find a route and check how much their carbon footprint would be affected by using public transport, cycling or walking, compared to driving.

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

The 10-year draft plan aims to respond to the city’s evolving demands as well as reinforce the Council’s ambition of making the Scottish capital carbon-neutral by 2030.

UK watchdog bans ‘misleading’ advert claiming 5G harmful to health

UK watchdog bans ‘misleading’ advert claiming 5G harmful to health

The ad was ruled to contain unsubstantiated claims and must not run again.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Toyota to build prototype future city in Japan

Toyota to build prototype future city in Japan

Woven City will be home to 2,000 residents and researchers who will test and develop smart city technologies.