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Brussels collaborates with Bloomberg Philanthropies on clean air initiative

Brussels collaborates with Bloomberg Philanthropies on clean air initiative

The Brussels Clean Air Partnership aims to implement a wide range of projects to support policy to reduce air pollution, including the use of low-cost monitoring devices to provide critical data.

Sunderland named smart city of the year

Sunderland named smart city of the year

The UK city won top place in the national Digital Leaders 100 Awards and was recognised for prioritising digital transformation for the wider benefit and creating opportunities for communities and businesses alike.

Cities of dreams

Cities of dreams

Big topics, big challenges and big questions around the future of cities dominated the discussion at SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting – and we look forward to addressing them.

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

The French city was praised for its pioneering approach to climate management that includes a strong commitment to systemic change and an innovative participative approach to city governance.

San Francisco Bay Area MTC awards $6.9m smart mobility contract

San Francisco Bay Area MTC awards $6.9m smart mobility contract

Iteris will provide staffing and management services to the 511 Operations Centre in Oakland and to the Regional Operations Centre to monitor traffic and toll collection systems along the MTC-operated express lanes.

Birmingham launches Clean Air Zone in June 2021

Birmingham launches Clean Air Zone in June 2021

It will cover an area of the city inside the inner ring road with owners of the most polluting vehicles required to pay a daily charge to drive into or through the zone.

Data reveals major improvement in London’s air quality since 2016

Data reveals major improvement in London’s air quality since 2016

Even before lockdown, measures implemented by the mayor have helped to bring about a 94 per cent reduction in the number of Londoners living in areas exceeding legal limits for nitrogen dioxide.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Funchal mobility strategies recognised

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Funchal mobility strategies recognised

The island capital cities took the top honours at the 2020 Civitas Awards, which recognise cities and towns demonstrating excellence in the areas of sustainable transport policy-making and measures.

5G autonomous electric vehicle trial launched in Stockholm

5G autonomous electric vehicle trial launched in Stockholm

The collective behind the trial aim to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous EVs in complex urban areas to help optimise route planning.

European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation

European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation

The Belgian city actively involves its citizens in the creation and testing of new ideas and was praised for its ground-breaking collaboration model.