Cities roundup

A new £50M bridge, funded from the £500M City Deal cash agreed in August,  has been proposed across the River Clyde in Glasgow to link Yoker, in the west of the city, with Renfrew and slash travel times to Glasgow Airport. Renfrewshire Council is leading the multi million pound project, which is expected to begin in 2018 or 2019.

London has been ranked the best city in the world -- after being judged on levels of health, safety, security, the economy and transport. The capital beat other world cities such as New York, Singapore and Paris to come top of Price Waterhouse Cooper’s “cities of opportunities” index for the first time.

Ofcom's trials for licensing out of white space gaps between digital TV frequencies could be used for smart city applications to benefit public transport users, drivers looking for parking spaces and communities at risk of flooding.