Do E-Scooters Need A Long-Term Lease Option?

Streets Blog A new micromobility company is betting that COVID-wary travelers will pay more to rent their own personal e-scooter by the month rather than sharing dockless scooters with strangers and paying by the trip. But low-income riders will probably be left out of the fun. Starting today, high-end electric scooter company Unagi will allow […]

Contact Tracing Demonstrates Need for National Privacy Laws, Lawmaker Says Privacy rights should not be diminished in the name of public health, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said Thursday. McMorris Rodgers said digital contact tracing developed to track the spread of the coronavirus pandemic underscores the need for a national privacy framework. At an IBM Policy Lab webinar, McMorris Rodgers said state-by-state, patchwork privacy […]

An Open Digital Marketplace for Smart, Contactless Parking in the Netherlands

Harvard As our economy continues to reopen from the COVID lockdowns and we all start going back to work or socializing in cities, we will inevitably confront the familiar issue of fruitlessly hunting for parking in downtown areas. Living in the Washington, D.C. area, one of the top ranked cities for worst traffic congestion in […]

Intelligent Cities Challenge announces selected cities

Europa The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) supports cities to leverage advanced technologies and relaunch their economies towards a green, smart and socially-responsible recovery. Following an open call for expression of interest, 90 applications, representing 126 EU cities, have now been selected to participate in ICC. The full list of selected applicants and cities is available […]

Future transport: in the skies and on the ground

Roads are dangerous and increasingly congested places. Every year around 1.35 million people die in motor accidents worldwide according to the World Health Organization, with between 20 and 50 million non-fatal injuries on top. Congestion is worsening in major urban centres. In cities like Los Angeles commuters spend an estimated seven working weeks each year driving […]

Connected and resilient: building a circular economy for food in China

During pandemic lockdowns, digital business models have provided fresh produce through online markets, with e-commerce giants in China experiencing a surge in customers. This includes the JD Group, which saw produce sales increase by 470% compared to 2019, as well as smaller retailers that have either joined large existing online platforms or have invested in […]

COVID Lessons for Portland

Ethan Seltzer …with profound thanks to Anonymous Reviewers May 18, 2020 This is a provocation, not a finished product. Just as our current experience with COVID-19 seems to take on new dimensions and complexity by the day, so, too, what we’re learning about our City and region during this unusual experience. What this moment calls […]

Cleaner-Burning Gasoline Engines, Cities Powered by Wind, Nuclear Reactors that Fit on a Tabletop—Soon They Could All be within Reach

05/18/20 By Matt Lakin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory When the US Department of Energy (DOE) boots up the world’s first generation of exascale supercomputers next year, researchers hope to find some of the most elusive questions of modern science suddenly closer to being solved. The two machines—Frontier at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee […]


The Global City Teams Challenge group has established a wiki where cities and communities can share information on practical solutions to COVID-19 related smart city problems and be prepared for the recovery with new technology deployments.

Modular Interiors

Material has been posted from the recent presentation on rapid modular interior construction. DIRTT Modular Interiors