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Boston rolls out critical event management platform for public safety

Boston rolls out critical event management platform for public safety

Multilingual communications are sent daily with information about public health and safety, as well as related preventative measures and city resources to combat coronavirus.

Citizen journey platform aims to help governments better manage Covid-19 response

Citizen journey platform aims to help governments better manage Covid-19 response

Identigy’s pandemic response tool seeks to help governments securely recognise and verify individuals according to their quarantine status, location, and movement permissions.

Crisis communication platform keeps Belgian citizens informed amid Covid-19 outbreak

Crisis communication platform keeps Belgian citizens informed amid Covid-19 outbreak

The municipality of Aalter is using the Ezkoms platform to keep its citizens informed 24-7 with additional data sources of approved information to protect lives and ease anxiety.

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

The Dubai Registers initiative will collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data to ensure it is useful to as many parties as possible.

Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis

Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis

Austin in the US and Wyndham in Australia are combatting practical issues and mental strain arising from the Covid-19 outbreak with the help of online community hubs.

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

Bristol aims to be first UK city to ban diesel cars

A wider clean air zone where non-compliant commercial vehicles such as buses, taxis, HGVs and LGVs would be charged has also been proposed.

Jumptuit aims to deliver “smarter data” for smart cities

Jumptuit aims to deliver “smarter data” for smart cities

Jumptuit Smart City combines data from a variety of public and private stakeholders in all market sectors and provides a real-time data stream containing “highly nuanced” insights.

Tokyo named top global hospital city

Tokyo named top global hospital city

The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.

Edinburgh councillors told to prioritise poverty, sustainability and wellbeing, while saving £86.7 million

Edinburgh councillors told to prioritise poverty, sustainability and wellbeing, while saving £86.7 million

The call forms part of the Scottish capital’s four-year Change Strategy, which aims to build a more inclusive and fairer city.