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Cologne at night. Photo by GerdRohsDesign on Pixabay
CZECH EU PRESIDENCY
  • Czech EU Presidency puts focus on regions and cities’ challenges and responses to crisis
WORLD URBAN FORUM
  • Envisaging the Future of Cities
ACCESS CITY AWARD
  • Access City Award 2023 – Apply now
COR
  • Vasco Alves Cordeiro elected as new President of the European Committee of the Regions
  • The EU must provide local and regional authorities with technical and financial means to decarbonise the building stock by 2050
  • The EU’s ecological transition must be grounded on a strong social acceptability and leave no citizen, territory nor business behind
  • Green Deal Going Local: cities and regions put forward economic and social measures to support citizens and businesses to overcome the energy crisis
  • June Plenary: Election of new President and launch of an alliance for Ukraine
UN HABITAT REPORT
  • UNEP: Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report
URBACT
  • Are participatory processes a fantasy? Not for URBACT!
SMART MOBILITY
  • Speech by EVP Timmermans at The Cycling Summit 2022
  • Smart Mobility: Latest publications by Eltis
  • MobiliseYourCity Partnership: Global Monitor report for 2022
  • Mind the queer public transport gap
  • Subsidised taxi vouchers are available in Milan again
  • MobiliseYourCity report – “Access for All: Babies, Toddlers, and Their Caregivers”
  • LogiSmile: autonomous delivery vehicle Ona showcased in Barcelona
  • 8 key messages on how to shape net-zero cities with active and public transport
  • Latest European Shared Mobility Index published
    • Madrid transforms area of northern rail station to an urban forest
    • Findings published on urban accessibility for those with disabilities
    • Is there life after death for Europe’s lithium-ion batteries?
    • High Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Global Road Safety
    • Sofia is launching an extensive sidewalk renewal programme
    • Vilnius app tells commuters the story of their city during their trip
    • Lithuania wins road safety prize after deaths fall more than 50% in a decade
    • 16 year-olds will be able to drive electric cars in Spain
SMART ENERGY
  • GeoLaB: Zukunft mit Geothermie – Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
SMART ENVIRONMENT
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – The Commission’s implementation of the European Year of Greener Cities – E-001434/2022(ASW)
  • UN-Habitat Launches its World Cities Report 2022
GERMANY
  • Über 100 Teilnehmende bei der Blockchain Convention 2022 – Fraunhofer FIT
ASIA
  • Information Session: ASEAN Secretariat for Science and Technology, and Updates from the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN)
USA
  • American City and County: Developing and Allocating Local Budgets Survey
  • Connected Cities: Getting to Smart – Smart Cities Council
  • Latest headlines by Next City
    • The Twin Cities Group Reclaiming Lacrosse’s Native Roots
    • Apartheid by Another Name: How Zoning Regulations Perpetuate Segregation
    • Moving Through the City Can Be Dangerous for Indian Women. Can These Apps Help?
    • The Duluth Preschool That’s Taking Education Outside
    • Housing in Brief: Philadelphia Has 22,000 Illegal Evictions a Year
    • Can Toronto Finally Win Its War on Noise Pollution?
    • D.C.′s Solar for All Program Just Installed Its First Solar Shingles
    • The Violence Interrupters Need Help
    • A New Trail Will Reconnect Philadelphia Families to Their Local Watershed
    • Report: Minority-Owned Firms Are Missing Out On Billions in Federal Dollars
    • Minneapolis Tenants Are Taking On Corporate Landlords By Putting Their Rent in Escrow
    • Detroit Nonprofit Is Turning Redlined Streets Green
    • In One Oregon City, the Disability Community Is Ensuring They Aren’t Left Out of Disaster Planning
GLOBAL MARKETS
  • Open & Agile Smart Cities: OASC is recruiting project coordinators
  • Global Smart Cities headlines
    • Solidus Ai Tech for managing traffic congestion and enhancing smart cities
    • The Download: Introducing our TR35 list, and the death of the smart city
    • Toronto wants to kill the smart city forever
    • Ooredoo’s Development of TASMU Platform Shows its Commitment to Smart City, says CEO
    • 4 ways communities can implement smart streetlights, traffic sensors, and other technology, according to leaders in cities with successful smart city projects
    • We need smarter cities, not “smart cities”
    • The Download: Yann LeCun’s AI vision, and smart cities’ unfulfilled promises
    • The smart city is a perpetually unrealized utopia
    • Fridays with Attar: Staying on the Edge of Mystery in Smart Cities
    • WBA Wi-Fi OpenRoaming trial helps advance Dublin’s smart city goals
    • Russia: “Smart” city-farm created in the Tyumen region

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