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Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes

Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes

Blockchains said its Web3.0 platform for digital asset custody and digital identity management will also be released in 2022.

Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

The dashboards, developed by the city’s analytics specialists, provide up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States as a whole.

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.

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant calls itself “the world’s first authentic small smart city” and has a high proportion of low-income and vulnerable people, making it an ideal launch location for the technology, which could be expanded nationally.

Toyota and NTT join forces on smart city ‘platform of platforms’

Toyota and NTT join forces on smart city ‘platform of platforms’

The Japanese giants say partnering up makes sense amid shifts in their respective industries.

Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women

Researchers tap open data to make cities feel safer for women

The team is analysing data collected from the Safetipin mobile app, which allows users to rate public areas on safety criteria and to flag concerns.

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.

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”.

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.