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Smart cities partnership signals convergence of digital and energy infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure company Generate Capital and Ubiquity Management have announced a smart cities partnership to build fibre-to-the-premise networks and complementary sustainable digital infrastructure.   By combining Generate’s infrastructure-as-a-service model and Ubiquity’s expertise...

Seoul announces plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

Seoul has unveiled a climate action plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by cutting 35 million tons of carbon emissions.   To help deliver the so-called Comprehensive Plan for Climate Action,...

Bold plans announced to secure London’s cleaner, greener future

New analysis warns that “ever-more urgent” action will be required to move London towards a greener future and net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.   The report, commissioned by City Hall and published...

Start-ups address India’s water challenges

India’s Smart City Living Lab has announced the winners of its water challenge, which was run in collaboration with the Government of Telangana and the National Institute of Urban Management...

Cloud-based parking and kerbside orders service launched in UK

A cloud-based mapping service is being rolled out across the UK enabling people to view large swathes of the county’s parking and other kerbside restrictions.     The service has been designed to...

Turkey trials wifi 6E to lay foundations for a connected future

Türk Telekom has completed a wifi 6E trial designed to demonstrate how the technology can be used to enhance speed and capacity in a variety of different end-user scenarios.   According to...

AI expands capabilities of surveillance and public safety tech

Video management platforms, equipped with technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, are vastly expanding capabilities in the area of urban surveillance and public safety, according to research.   The...

White House urges states to name infrastructure coordinators

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Bloomberg announces winning cities in 2021-2022 mayors’ challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced 15 winning cities in its 2021-2022 Global Mayors Challenge. Each city will be awarded $1m in addition to technical support and coaching over three years to...

Green light given to net-zero housing development in Edinburgh

Proposals for a ground-breaking net-zero housing development in north-west Edinburgh has received backing from city planners.   The Granton D1 project is the first Edinburgh Home Demonstrator (EHD) which will see the...

Guyana embarks on e-governance project to ensure inclusivity

The government of Guyana is modernising the ICT infrastructure in the country as a foundation for government e-services to provide greater accessibility for citizens, particularly those living in remote and...

Michigan and Ontario collaborate on establishing air mobility corridor

The US state of Michigan and Canadian province of Ontario are collaborating on an aerial mobility corridor study to test the feasibility of commercial drones and other aerial systems in...

Most mayors feel they lack control over homelessness: survey

Dive Brief: A majority of mayors in a...

Michigan and Ontario collaborate on establishing an air mobility corridor

The US state of Michigan and Canadian province of Ontario are collaborating on an aerial mobility corridor study to test the feasibility of commercial drones and other aerial systems in...

The mobility RollerCovid ride of 2021

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Genève Aéroport builds sustainability into its East Wing terminal

The Aile Est (East Wing) terminal at Genève Aéroport has officially opened after work began on the four-phase project in 2012.   Even though it was originally conceived more than 10 years...

Seoul to invest KRW 346bn in post-Covid digital transformation

Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has announced plans to establish infrastructure for new administrative digital services based on metaverse, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI).   Specifically, it will set aside KRW 112.6bn...

Report highlights cities’ risk to GDP of not working with nature

Nearly half of cities’ gross domestic product (GDP) is at risk of disruption from nature loss, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).   The organisation, which has...

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