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UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus

UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus

The network from UrbanLeap is a place for city officials to share best practices and insights. It also tracks upcoming webinars and hosts resources.

Smart Cities Council releases free tool to support coronavirus action

Smart Cities Council releases free tool to support coronavirus action

The COVID - 19 Mitigation Roadmap includes guidelines for assembling the team, a framework for planning, risks to consider, funding information and more.

Report examines how smart cities will impact defence

Report examines how smart cities will impact defence

The report by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory looks at how the changing face of cities and increasing urbanisation will impact defence in the future.

South Korea to step-up online coronavirus tracking

South Korea to step-up online coronavirus tracking

South Korea is set to deploy a new system using data such as surveillance camera footage and credit card transactions of confirmed coronavirus patients to recreate their movements.

From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”

From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”

A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.

Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index

Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell shares five examples where cities have improved their sustainability and resilience, or maintained current levels of resilience while lowering costs.

Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city

Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city

The move aims to boost connectivity across the city and give citizens and businesses more choice.

NYC seeks tech solutions to boost support for mental health and tenants’ rights

NYC seeks tech solutions to boost support for mental health and tenants’ rights

Up to two winners will be selected for each challenge and they will be eligible to receive $20,000 and pilot their technology in NYC for a year.

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Newly formed CARS says it wants to “set the record straight” about MDS programmes but LADOT called it “a disinformation campaign”.

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

It is comprised of member cities and experts from the former 100 Resilient Cities programme and supports a community of resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries.