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Tech partnership aims to promote better understanding of building use

Tech partnership aims to promote better understanding of building use

Buro Happold and Microsoft’s global property management technology aims to provide office owners and operators with a “single source of truth” about what is happening in their properties in real-time.

Mayors are among the first to sign C40's Clean Construction Declaration

Mayors are among the first to sign C40's Clean Construction Declaration

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest have committed to clean construction to build a sustainable future for the industry and cut emissions from projects in their cities in half by 2030.

36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future

36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future

The World Economic Forum has chosen the cities to pioneer a global policy roadmap developed by its G20 Smart Cities Alliance for the ethical and responsible use of data and technology.

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Nesta wants to work with cities around the world to identify and scale up innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build “thriving, inclusive, resilient communities”.

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Barcelona-based start-up Bioo has developed a unique way of generating electricity from plants’ photosynthesis that doesn’t damage them and is 100 per cent renewable.

Twin Cities seek citizen input for electric vehicle network

Twin Cities seek citizen input for electric vehicle network

Saint Paul and Minneapolis in the US state of Minnesota have joined forces to develop the mobility network comprising charging hubs on public roadways and a fleet of car-share vehicles.

Lebanese wastewater solution wins global tech innovation contest

Lebanese wastewater solution wins global tech innovation contest

The IoT-based solution treats wastewater on-site, negating the need to transport waste and recycled water and uses a series of water tanks that imitate aquatic habitats found in nature.

The Call for Code finalists taking on climate change and Covid-19

The Call for Code finalists taking on climate change and Covid-19

A safe queuing app that is intended to replace physical lines and a tool to help families better manage school work during the pandemic are among the five finalists in IBM’s global challenge.

Cityzenith to donate digital twin platform to key cities

Cityzenith to donate digital twin platform to key cities

The technology provider is launching the Clean Cities – Clean Future campaign to help the world’s most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral.

Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Ashden is calling for more backing for sustainable solutions to help struggling communities around the world build back better and combat the duel impact of Covid-19 and climate change.