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Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

A new report acknowledges the potential benefits of the digital infrastructure proposals for Waterfront Toronto but questions whether they create sufficient public benefits.

City of Ukiah, CA, saves over 40% with digital budget

City of Ukiah, CA, saves over 40% with digital budget

The city says it now spends less time gathering data, council meetings are shorter and staff can focus more on strategic decisions. Citizens can also access budget information more easily.

Citizens willing to share data for better services, report suggests

Citizens willing to share data for better services, report suggests

84 per cent said they are open to sharing their personally identifiable information and 41 per cent would be comfortable with it being shared between government agencies in exchange for more personalised customer service.

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

The city’s highways contractor, Amey, has partnered with Connexin to build the latest UK smart city, starting with digitised city roadways and the Internet of Things.

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.

Whittlesea launches smart city data project for public space management

Whittlesea launches smart city data project for public space management

The city council said the data will enable it to be more efficient and effective in the way it manages public buildings and outdoor spaces.

Greater consultation could boost citizen satisfaction, research suggests

Greater consultation could boost citizen satisfaction, research suggests

A UK-wide survey also reveals that more than 80 per cent of citizens have never taken part in a public consultation regarding a local matter.

Belfast invites citizens to help future-proof their city

Belfast invites citizens to help future-proof their city

The public consultation follows the launch of a draft resilience strategy by Belfast City Council that aims to transition the city to an inclusive, low-carbon, climate-resilient economy within a generation.

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed LA’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example which lays out a carbon neutral vision and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity.

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Now in its fourth year, AARP’s 2020 Community Challenge invites local governments to apply for grants to help create more liveable communities.