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Green building tool provides insight on smarter practices

Green building tool provides insight on smarter practices

Launched by the US Green Building Council and Skanska, Insight helps builders and designers to adopt smarter strategies and enables city leaders to track green building goals.

University collaboration aims to build smart communities in Greater Phoenix

University collaboration aims to build smart communities in Greater Phoenix

Cox Communications and Arizona State University have partnered to create a "Collaboratory" with the aim of creating a smarter region.

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Waste reduction and recycling are key elements of the New Mexico city’s commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality by 2040.

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Only by using advanced technologies such as urban modelling tools and artificial intelligence will cities be able to address the new round of challenges they face, says ABI Research.

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

Scale 360 aims to harness the potential of technology innovation and smart policy to fast-track the circular economy through nationally led challenges.

UK on track to find smarter waste solutions

UK on track to find smarter waste solutions

Two companies in the UK’s GovTech Catalyst Waste Tracking challenge have been awarded funding to build prototypes of a comprehensive digital waste solution.

Smart City Expo announces awards finalists

Smart City Expo announces awards finalists

A total of 28 cities and projects have been chosen across seven categories for the World Smart City Awards 2019 and winners will be announced on 20 November.

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.

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Sustainability officers must put in place new models and encourage the continuous reuse of materials to minimise waste and the demand for additional natural resource consumption.

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

The Florida city will work with Siemens on a 17-year infrastructure improvement project which will also increase the use of alternative energy sources.