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Intelligent local partnerships in smart infrastructure & urban mobility
Pop-up electric vehicle chargers, green walls and electric scooters were among the systems tested as part of a project exploring how the transport hub of the future could look and function.
UK and Republic of Korea launch new innovation twinning programme
Cities are engines of national growth and centres of innovation, creativity and connectivity. In our globalised innovation economy city twinning is having a data-led renaissance - and the UK and South Korea are leading the way.
UK and São Paulo team up to tackle climate change
As civic leaders begin the daunting task of decarbonisation our cities, transport, and energy systems, it is vital that cities around the world explore new partnerships for learning and collaboration.
G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance Cyber Accountability
As more and more cities embrace connectivity and technology like connected devices and IOT, the threat of serious cyber-attacks on digital infrastructure is increased.
UK firm SpaceTimeAI tackling traffic congestion in Brazil
Traffic congestion has been identified as one of Brazil’s most pressing urban challenges. In the last 15 years public transport ridership dropped 15%, while the country’s car fleet tripled.
Assessing sustainable transport solutions for rural mobility
Rural environments are often perceived as areas of low demand for travel. Urban areas are thriving in trialling more connected and digital new mobility services, yet rural areas often struggle to attract investments in this area.
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