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Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

A decision on whether Sidewalk Labs can create a smart neighbourhood in a disused area of Toronto’s Quayside district will now be delayed until June 25.

Seoul: A city based on data

Seoul: A city based on data

The South Korean capital believes the analysis of urban patterns forms the bedrock of smart infrastructure and services. SmartCitiesWorld explores how it has been using data more intelligently since 2011.

US mayors request $250 billion in urgent coronavirus aid

US mayors request $250 billion in urgent coronavirus aid

The money would cover critical activities to stem the spread of the virus and bolster city services and economies.

Zencity tracks US residents’ coronavirus concerns

Zencity tracks US residents’ coronavirus concerns

The report aims to help city leaders shape policies and provide accurate, timely information to their communities on the unfolding public health crisis.

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.

IoT starter kit launched for UK local authorities

IoT starter kit launched for UK local authorities

Pinacl hopes its Ultimate IoT Kit will help public sector organisations experience the benefits of IoT solutions before committing to a large-scale deployment.

Manchester unveils five-year climate action plan

Manchester unveils five-year climate action plan

The plan will sit alongside a citywide Climate Change Framework which sets out how the city as a whole can reach the agreed target of becoming zero carbon by 2038.

City of Vancouver introduces performance dashboard

City of Vancouver introduces performance dashboard

VanDashboard measures performance against 65 key metrics in six categories including core service delivery, affordability and housing, climate change and economy and finances.

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

A new report acknowledges the potential benefits of the digital infrastructure proposals for Waterfront Toronto but questions whether they create sufficient public benefits.

Liverpool invests £3.4 million in eco-friendly refuse vehicles

Liverpool invests £3.4 million in eco-friendly refuse vehicles

The new compressed natural gas vehicles are part of a drive to help reach a target of recycling more than 55 per cent of waste across the city.