Taoyuan to begin ‘green city’ project in January
The Taoyuan City Government is to start its Autonomous Regulations on Developing Taoyuan City as a Low-Carbon-Emission and Green City (桃園市發展低碳綠色城市自治條例) plan next year.
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) made the announcement during a city council meeting last week, saying that “developing policies to achieve low carbon emissions and ‘green’ city status is a flagship project of the municipal administration,” and the regulations, which were passed by the council at the end of December last year, are to take effect next year.Read more
Columbus, Ohio: Top Small City in Attracting, Growing Tech Talent
(TNS) -- Columbus, Ohio, is the top city in its class in its ability to attract and grow tech talent, according to an annual research report.
The report “Scoring Tech Talent,” from Los Angeles-based commercial real-estate company CBRE, ranked Columbus as the top small market among U.S. and Canadian cities and No. 23 overall.Read more
What’s in Moncton’s Vennture Garage?
MONCTON– When starting a business, the toughest part is starting-up.
This is something Moncton’s Vennture Garage aims to make a little less petrifying.Read more
Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is giving millions to turn Columbus, Ohio into the city of the future
Self-driving electric shuttles and high-speed WiFi stations may soon grace the the streets of Columbus, Ohio as part of a futuristic makeover planned for the city.
Columbus was named the winner of the US Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge Thursday, and will get $50 million in funding to carry out a plan to weave technology throughout the city.Read more
Stratford Chefs School planning downtown 'campus'
A $500,000 loan from the city could be a key ingredient in the Stratford Chefs School’s upcoming move to its new home downtown.
After some debate Tuesday, Stratford’s finance subcommittee approved a recommendation to provide that bridge financing for what will eventually become a chefs school “campus” on Ontario Street.Read more
Ottawa pilots eight start-up companies for innovation program
The City of Ottawa is test-driving eight projects for a “municipal innovation pilot program.”
The crop of start-ups – picked from a pool of 65 local and national applicants – includes cyber security, social media analytics and cloud software companies.Read more
Quebec extends fast-charging network along Montreal-Quebec City corridor
MONTREAL — Quebec is greatly increasing the number of fast-charge stations for electric vehicles along one of the province’s busiest highways.
The government says quick-charging stations will be added in two phases in six communities along Highway 20 between Montreal and Mont-Joli, about 580 kilometres away.Read more
Stockholm comes first in connected city index
Ericsson believes cities need to rethink existing structures to fully grasp the potential of ICT to make sure that ‘smart’ is also sustainable.
London continues to be one of the world’s most ICT-mature cities, missing out only to Stockholm, a new study finds.Read more