How Covid-19 is shifting 'smart city' priorities

High-profile projects have been scaled down or scrapped. Instead, economic recovery and digital inclusion are the focus.

Pandemic-era planning makes it clear: Micromobility companies brought a distraction, not a revolution

Cities are seeing now that they have what they need to reach their mobility goals.

In Paris, the pandemic gave a boost to urban farms

“For the first time people realised the value of local agriculture.”
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After Sidewalk Labs, the 'techlash' movement turns its eyes to contact tracing apps

"What about technology in cities are we not getting a chance to imagine by letting private companies do it for us?”

7 smart and simple ways public spaces are being adapted for social distancing

People now need helpful cues to navigate familiar spaces. These designs show how it can be done.

The decisions cities made about coronavirus had a big impact on bike-share ridership

Offering free or reduced memberships broke down barriers to cycling.
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How cities are seizing the moment to focus on climate and equity

“We have one opportunity to get this right."