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Sidewalk Labs' new platform feeds real-time transit data to navigation apps

Coord, a cloud-based integration platform, will act as a "coordination layer" between mobility services, navigation tools and urban infrastructure.

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – Sidewalk Labs' new platform feeds real-time transit data to navigation apps

San Francisco issues RFQ for citywide fiber network

Interim Mayor Mark Farrell said the project will "close the digital divide, ensure net neutrality, and create a truly fair and open internet in San Francisco."

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – San Francisco issues RFQ for citywide fiber network

DBS is first Asian bank to launch climate policy—but it’s still funding coal

DBS, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, has quietly launched a climate policy, pledging to stop funding new coal-fired power stations-but only in developed countries.
Source: Eco-Business – DBS is first Asian bank to launch climate policy—but it’s still funding coal

Colourful makeover puts Mumbai slum on tourist map

Up to 37 million households in India’s urban population live in informal housing including slums because of an acute shortage of affordable housing, according to social consultancy FSG.
Source: Eco-Business – Colourful makeover puts Mumbai slum on tourist map

When will I shut up about climate change?

I recently woke up at my family’s cabin, hung-over, and got into a car with some friends to embark on our journey home. Somehow, I got talking about climate change.
Source: Eco Business – When will I shut up about climate change?

Missouri coalition to study St. Louis–Kansas City hyperloop feasibility

Engineering firm Black and Veatch is leading the study and donating $400,000 worth of its services as part of the effort.

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – Missouri coalition to study St. Louis–Kansas City hyperloop feasibility

Study: Miami ranks least energy-efficient US city

The study, which analyzed 15 major U.S. cities, claims that the least energy-efficient cities are most at risk of feeling the effects of climate change,

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – Study: Miami ranks least energy-efficient US city

Smart-tinting glass: A window to greener Asian cities

With urbanisation and climate change influencing the development of Asian cities, building materials like glass need to evolve and utilize innovations in technology to bring about a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.
Source: Eco-Business – Smart-tinting glass: A window to greener Asian cities

Making cities sustainable for the world’s growing population

The ‘GEF-UNIDO Sustainable Cities: Integrated Approach Pilot’ integrates sustainability strategies into urban planning and management. Its goal is to create a favourable environment for investment in infrastructure and services.
Source: Eco Business – Making cities sustainable for the world’s growing population