Smart Cities News

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

Many cities around the world are looking for ways to benefit from dockless scooters and bikes while ensuring safety and reducing disruption. For them and mobility companies, this case is one to watch.

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, you could say, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

Cardiff secures £21m for air quality improvements

Cardiff secures £21m for air quality improvements

The award follows a request for the local authority to identify measures to address air quality urgently.

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Magway plans to sell capacity on its underground system to online retailers and logistics companies.

UK-Japan project to examine use of emotional AI in smart cities

UK-Japan project to examine use of emotional AI in smart cities

It is one of several projects exploring AI’s effects on individuals’ happiness and wellbeing, and its economic implications for skills, work and education.

Slovenia commits to a fully circular economy

Slovenia commits to a fully circular economy

The overall goal is to position Slovenia as a European leader in harnessing the power of circularity to decarbonise its economy and transform communities.

‘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.

Reinvention required to maximise on-demand mobility’s potential, says report

Reinvention required to maximise on-demand mobility’s potential, says report

The Arthur D. Little analysis has recommendations for regulators, cities, taxi firms and ride-hailing companies, among others.

Road usage charge pilot offers roadmap for transportation funding in the US

Road usage charge pilot offers roadmap for transportation funding in the US

To compensate for diminishing funds, a growing number of American states have looked to alternative revenue systems based on vehicle miles travelled.