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Arizona State's Center for Smart Cities and Regions will join the growing number of similar other establishments at well-known higher education institutions such as the Smart Cities Research Center at University of California, Berkeley; the Center for Urban Innovation at Georgia Tech and the Smart Cities Center at Columbia University.

Alphabet Inc’s urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs hopes to break ground on its first ever smart-city project in Toronto in 2020, and begin testing some of the proposed technologies this summer, its chief executive told Reuters.

The Smart Cities Association just signed the the City as Platform Manifesto!

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Launching the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute

IBL BANK goes green again by being the only official sponsor of BIKE FOR ALL, the new healthy environmentally friendly bicycle project in Jbeil that was launched in spring 2017. By supporting this innovative project, IBL Bank reiterates its support to green initiatives while showcasing its ongoing care for its community.

Colleges and universities with significant campuses operate much like miniature cities. They have their own rules, their own buildings, their own mobility services and, most times, dedicated security officials and devices.

The record for the world’s worst traffic jam belongs to Beijing’s gridlock. For 12 days in August 2010, cars could not escape 62 miles of freeway. This example, alongside the U.N.’s prediction that by 2030 two-thirds of the world’s population will reside in densely packed megacities, reinforces a real urgency to alleviate the pressures and impact of overcrowding.

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  • California's Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), in partnership with GoMentum Station, announced it is now testing a 12-passenger, low-speed autonomous shuttle at Bishop Ranch, a multi-use business community in the city of San Ramon.

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