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Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Octavi de la Varga, secretary general of Metropolis, about how its digital platform is helping the global village battle against Covid-19.

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Samsø and Sønderborg have launched their strategies as part of the Danish Deadline 2020 project, DK2020, which is aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County

Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County

C-Lab Miami plans to source and attract innovative mobility ideas and technologies from around the world and test them through local proof-of-concepts.

UK to fast-track e-scooter rental trials to test safety and green credentials

UK to fast-track e-scooter rental trials to test safety and green credentials

The first trials, due to last for 12 months, are expected to begin next week and will be closely monitored so the government can assess the benefits of e-scooters and their impact on public space.

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.

Edinburgh invites citizens to help shape 30-year green spaces vision

Edinburgh invites citizens to help shape 30-year green spaces vision

The city council wants to explore what it means to be a thriving green city and ensure outdoor spaces deliver benefits in areas such as health, active travel, biodiversity and social cohesion.

Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure

Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure

Austin Transportation and Swiftmile are undertaking the six-month, no-cost pilot project to test the usability of the company’s universal scooter parking and charging stations for e-scooters.

Prime Directives

Prime Directives

When it comes to developing and applying new technologies, the guiding principle should always be: just because you can, it doesn’t mean that you should.

Huawei and SC2 strike agreement to collaborate on Saudi smart cities

Huawei and SC2 strike agreement to collaborate on Saudi smart cities

The first project will be the implementation of smart parking, smart lighting, video analytics technology and an ICT infrastructure for the cities of Al Khobar, Dammam and Dhahran.

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

The toolkit aims to help policy-makers, developers and data scientists identify and respond to key trends in the pandemic such as finding correlations between poverty levels and infection rates.