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A view of the City of London from across the River Thames. Arcadis' report ranks the UK capital 9th in the world for environmental sustainability

London is now the fifth most sustainable city in the world

London has been ranked as the fifth most sustainable city in the world in the 2016 Sustainable Cities Index from infrastructure consultancy firm Arcadis.

The €762,000 will be split across two research projects with €627,000 given to iScape project research and €135,000 granted to the EU Clean Sky 1 project

University of Surrey receives post-Brexit EU grant for smart cities research

The University of Surrey has received a new €762,000 grant from the European Union (EU) to conduct research into the development of smart cities and the environmental impact of a cleaner aeronautics industry, allaying fears of a broken environmental relationship between the UK and Europe after the Brexit vote.

San Francisco has now completely cut off the use of diesel from its city fleets, replacing it with a renewable diesel alternative

City-level climate disclosure increases by 70% in wake of Paris talks

A record 533 of cities, representing 621 million citizens, across the globe are now measuring environmental data and disclosing climate action plans, a new update from CDP has revealed.

The report revealed that domestic electricity demand will increase by at least 30% in London, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol by 2035

UK's smart city transition 'essential' to combating rising energy demand

A surge in urban expansion, economic growth and the integration of new technology will lead to UK cities embracing renewable energy sources as part of a transition to smart cities, in order to cope with growing energy demand.

The four reports layout how cities, storage and transport form fundamental pillars to drive innovation and sustainable growth

What will the green economy look like in 10 years' time? Experts predict cleantech trends...

By 2026, the global adoption of a low-carbon economy will have taken huge strides, with smart city revenues and energy storage deployment skyrocketing, and the number of low-carbon heavy-duty vehicles on the roads also increasing at impressive rates.

Every street lamp in cities using the system will be fitted with a Vodafone M2M SIM and a range of Philips Lighting CityTouch LED systems

How Vodafone and Philips are leveraging the Internet of Things to spark new era of smart cities

Mobile operator Vodafone has formed a new partnership with Philips Lighting which combines an Internet of Things (IoT) network with an integrated LED street light management system, which could see cities across the world slash energy use by 70%.

The initiative will see the River Thames used as a renewable energy source to provide affordable heat via a heat pump

London selected for €25m smart city innovation trial

London is uniting with cities across Europe as part of a €25m project which will explore how innovative technologies including heating homes through the River Thames can improve the standard of living for city residents.

The Paris City Hall Declaration binds cities to produce resilience strategies and action plans by 2020

San Diego and San Francisco kick-start post-Paris city pledges

As the dust settles on COP21 cities around the globe are already beginning to implement huge emission reduction plans, with Mayors taking action to drive a low-carbon transition.

The Cognicity Challenge was set up to identify and pilot smart-city technology on the Canary Wharf estate.

Canary Wharf to pilot data-driven building efficiency projects

An open-source Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform and a 'Connected Home' app could be rolled out in London thanks to new funding through a smart-city technology competition.

Strawberry Benches will provide free mobile phone charging, relevant local information, air quality levels, and an emergency call button

Solar-powered benches coming to London

The owner of London business district Canary Wharf has announced plans to introduce solar-powered benches which will allow passers-by to charge their phone and digitally discover the local area.

SEaB Energy and Demand Logic have each been awarded £50,000 to implement their technologies at the Canary Wharf estate in the Docklands

Canary Wharf trials two new smart-city innovations

Canary Wharf will trial an energy-from-waste scheme and an intelligent building control system as part of a project to find the best smart-city initiatives.

Stewart has created a S.M.A.R.T acronym as a guideline to help the private sector and city officials respond to modern urban challenges

Private sector approach to greener cities 'incoherent'

The private sector should not use big data to marginally improve city infrastructure but rather design and redesign cities to be sustainable in the first place.

Cities signing up to the Mayors Adapt initiative will benefit from support for local activities to tackle climate change

European Commission launches climate change action initiative for cities

The European Commission has launched a new initiative to encourage cities to take action on climate change.

Microsoft moves from smart to smarter buildings

Darrell Smith's focus throughout his career has been finding ways for companies around the world to get smart - smart about managing their buildings that is.

UK to gain £25bn from smart city industry

The smart cities industry has been valued at more than $400bn (£250bn) globally by 2020, with the UK expected to gain a 10% share, according to a new report.

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