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Monthly report: April 2020

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 90 influencers like Sustainable Cities and Smart City Expo, discussing hashtags such as #COVID19 , #SmartCities and #coronavirus.
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Only 4% of mid-sized cities have fully digitized services: report

On Apr 1, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
Small- and mid-sized governments are at risk of seeing a decline in revenue as the coronavirus outbreak continues. https://t.co/J1j2EntFVK
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CityGrows analyzed key services in 822 U.S. communities to find only eight have fully digitized their services. The data suggests challenges ahead as COVID-19 forces more government services online.

www.smartcitiesdive.com
On Apr 1, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
Small- and mid-sized governments are at risk of seeing a decline in revenue as the coronavirus outbreak continues. https://t.co/J1j2EntFVK
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Only 4% of mid-sized cities have fully digitized services: report

Only 4% of mid-sized cities have fully digitized services: report

CityGrows analyzed key services in 822 U.S. communities to find only eight have fully digitized their services. The data suggests challenges ahead as COVID-19 forces more government ...

Explore, Shape & Deal: Joint SCIS & EIP-SCC Newsletter

On Apr 2, 2020
@SmartCityexpo shared
RT @EUSmartCities: And there it is: At the beginning of this week, the joint @SmartCitiesSCIS and @EUSmartCities “Explore, Shape & Deal”- Newsletter was published. By now, you will also find it on our website: https://t.co/HyJDUFeQWP We wish you an inspiring read! 🤓 https://t.co/DXRwxYEnxQ
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Your EIP-SCC & SCIS teams Explore, Shape & Deal: Missed us in Brussels? Georg Houben, EIP-SCC Policy Officer at European Commission, stated: “We offer a forum for discussions, assist in the development of innovative urban ideas and bring together urban innovators, developers as well as ...

eu-smartcities.eu
On Apr 2, 2020
@SmartCityexpo shared
RT @EUSmartCities: And there it is: At the beginning of this week, the joint @SmartCitiesSCIS and @EUSmartCities “Explore, Shape & Deal”- Newsletter was published. By now, you will also find it on our website: https://t.co/HyJDUFeQWP We wish you an inspiring read! 🤓 https://t.co/DXRwxYEnxQ
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Explore, Shape & Deal: Joint SCIS & EIP-SCC Newsletter

Explore, Shape & Deal: Joint SCIS & EIP-SCC Newsletter

Your EIP-SCC & SCIS teams Explore, Shape & Deal: Missed us in Brussels? Georg Houben, EIP-SCC Policy Officer at European Commission, stated: “We offer a forum for discussions, assist in the ...

No wipes in the pipes: Coronavirus cleaning leads to spike in sewer clogs

On Apr 8, 2020
@SmartCityexpo shared
🧻Not only #toiletpaper is having its heyday during the #coronavirus #pandemic. Another household staple that frequently gets flushed is starting to steal the spotlight: #disposablewipes 🤧 via @smartcitiesdive #UrbanEnvironment #sustainability #COVID19 https://t.co/mpEdYkry8S
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The use of disinfectant wipes is spiking as residents try to protect themselves from COVID-19. The result: clogged municipal wastewater systems and costly repairs. 

www.smartcitiesdive.com
On Apr 8, 2020
@SmartCityexpo shared
🧻Not only #toiletpaper is having its heyday during the #coronavirus #pandemic. Another household staple that frequently gets flushed is starting to steal the spotlight: #disposablewipes 🤧 via @smartcitiesdive #UrbanEnvironment #sustainability #COVID19 https://t.co/mpEdYkry8S
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No wipes in the pipes: Coronavirus cleaning leads to spike in sewer clogs

No wipes in the pipes: Coronavirus cleaning leads to spike in sewer clogs

The use of disinfectant wipes is spiking as residents try to protect themselves from COVID-19. The result: clogged municipal wastewater systems and costly repairs. 

The digital lessons from COVID-19

On Apr 29, 2020
@manufernandez shared
(2/20) The digital lessons from COVID-19 https://t.co/QfDHy9dmI5 by @BasBoorsma via @Cities_Today
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What type of new digital deal must prevail to adequately power a post-coronavirus world? By Bas Boorsma, Vice President, Cities Today Institute

cities-today.com
On Apr 29, 2020
@manufernandez shared
(2/20) The digital lessons from COVID-19 https://t.co/QfDHy9dmI5 by @BasBoorsma via @Cities_Today
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The digital lessons from COVID-19

The digital lessons from COVID-19

What type of new digital deal must prevail to adequately power a post-coronavirus world? By Bas Boorsma, Vice President, Cities Today Institute

A functional city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

On Apr 27, 2020
@UrbanBreezes shared
A functional city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic https://t.co/23GpN6nNF2 via @WorldBank
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Simultaneously a health crisis, social crisis, and economic crisis, COVID-19 is laying bare how well cities are planned and managed. Its impact is showing the extent to which each city is able to function – or not – especially during times of crisis.

blogs.worldbank.org
On Apr 27, 2020
@UrbanBreezes shared
A functional city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic https://t.co/23GpN6nNF2 via @WorldBank
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A functional city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

A functional city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Simultaneously a health crisis, social crisis, and economic crisis, COVID-19 is laying bare how well cities are planned and managed. Its impact is showing the extent to which each city is ...

In a pandemic, cities must be smarter than ever

On Apr 9, 2020
@Cisco shared
Can #IoT and robots help with the current pandemic? How cities must be smarter than ever. https://t.co/QPlMV9DH6P @thinkbigKC #SmartCities
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From disinfecting robots to IoT virus sensors, new innovations to keep urban centers safe

newsroom.cisco.com
On Apr 9, 2020
@Cisco shared
Can #IoT and robots help with the current pandemic? How cities must be smarter than ever. https://t.co/QPlMV9DH6P @thinkbigKC #SmartCities
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In a pandemic, cities must be smarter than ever

In a pandemic, cities must be smarter than ever

From disinfecting robots to IoT virus sensors, new innovations to keep urban centers safe

Gdańsk: Pioneering a model for an ‘open city’

On Apr 9, 2020
@ICLEI_Europe shared
RT @Ruggedised: Our Fellow City of Gdansk is featured in @_EmergingEurope with a great story on the city's work to generate new insights through #Smart data💡 🔗https://t.co/hoOOF45tlj #EUSmartCities #Opendata #UrbanData https://t.co/A22EdCI2Hx
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A new report by the Open Data Institute (ODI) has outlined key findings into the language of European ‘smart cities’, concluding that there needs to be a shift towards ‘open cities’ as a refocus onto transparent, digitised and citizen-centric data needs to take hold. ...

emerging-europe.com
On Apr 9, 2020
@ICLEI_Europe shared
RT @Ruggedised: Our Fellow City of Gdansk is featured in @_EmergingEurope with a great story on the city's work to generate new insights through #Smart data💡 🔗https://t.co/hoOOF45tlj #EUSmartCities #Opendata #UrbanData https://t.co/A22EdCI2Hx
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Gdańsk: Pioneering a model for an ‘open city’

Gdańsk: Pioneering a model for an ‘open city’

A new report by the Open Data Institute (ODI) has outlined key findings into the language of European ‘smart cities’, concluding that there needs to be a shift towards ‘open cities’ as a ...

Federal agencies launch $9M Civic Innovation Challenge

On Apr 9, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
While "innovation" challenges seem to be a dime a dozen as of late, this competition offers direct support from the federal level to tackle local challenges. https://t.co/NZiiLPyxGU
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The National Science Foundation partnered with the U.S. Departments of Energy and Homeland Security for the research competition, which aims to address community-identified mobility and resiliency challenges.

www.smartcitiesdive.com
On Apr 9, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
While "innovation" challenges seem to be a dime a dozen as of late, this competition offers direct support from the federal level to tackle local challenges. https://t.co/NZiiLPyxGU
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Federal agencies launch $9M Civic Innovation Challenge

Federal agencies launch $9M Civic Innovation Challenge

The National Science Foundation partnered with the U.S. Departments of Energy and Homeland Security for the research competition, which aims to address community-identified mobility and ...

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