Content to: Urbanity

UrbanSky: Can Cheap Balloon-Based Images Help Disaster Relief and Civil Society?

A US startup hopes its 'mircoballoon' platform can provide aerial photography to a new host of users, including charities, farmers and rescuers.

Cash for Trash: The App Entering You Into a Lottery Every Time You Bin Litter

A UK app has created a special cash lottery for anyone picking up and binning litter.

New York’s Portable Recycling Plant Highlights a Micro-Manufacturing Future

While some manufacturers are going big, others are looking to small, self-sustaining microfactories as a more sustainable way to build things.

Can Civic Technology Help You Fix Your City from Your Smartphone?

All too often, living in a city can make you feel like a passive bystander. But new civic technology is aiming to make it easier than ever to get involved and have your voice heard.

Is Climate-Neutral Jet Fuel the Way to CO2-Neutral Air Travel?

This year, the non-profit organisation Atmosfair built the world's first industrial production facility for synthetic kerosene, thus providing CO2-neutral fuel for commercial aviation.

How Sensors on Walls and Balconies Can Help Citizens Clean Up Air Pollution

The air in our cities is polluted. With sensors, citizens can collect measurements, allowing them to uncover sources and build up political pressure.

Green City Watch: Using Geospatial Technology to Help Urban Trees Thrive

Green City Watch is working at the intersection of geospatial data and artificial intelligence in a bid to streamline and optimise the way cities care for their green spaces. RESET spoke to co-founder Nadina Galle about their work and to find out how the technologies they're using could change our relationship to nature in the long term.

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New Study Shows: Electromobility Could be Carbon Neutral by 2050

According to a new study, electric cars could become carbon neutral by 2050 - but if zero carbon mobility is ever to become reality, policy makers need to make a few key important changes.

Open Curbs: The Open Data Platform Mapping Our Cities for Safer, Greener, More Democratic Roadsides

Scooters, taxis, delivery vans, pedestrians and cyclists all compete for space at the sides of the road. As the pressure on our curbsides grows, US company Coord is using the power of machine learning to create an open source map of this contested area - to improve mobility, efficiency and quality of life for all.