Council Press Releases

Fairfax County Begins Plan to Become a Smart Community Beacon for the U.S.

03/27/2018

Fairfax County, Virginia – a smart cities leader and a 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge finalist, recently partnered with the Smart Cities Council to host a Readiness Workshop to tackle key challenges using smart technology and processes. The workshop focused on identifying steps the county can take to improve mobility, optimize its street infrastructure and reduce obesity.

Smart Cities Council Announces 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant Winners

03/07/2018

Smart Cities Council, the sector’s largest coalition, announced today the winners of its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants. Birmingham, AL; Cary, NC; Las Vegas, NV; Louisville/Jefferson County, KY; and the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive mentoring as well as tailored products and services to accelerate their smart city initiatives.

Smart Cities Council appoints new global director to expand Readiness Program

02/12/2018

Jennifer James, a professional with many years of experience in smart sustainable city development, has joined the Smart Cities Council as global director of the Council's Readiness Program. Click to learn more about her and her new responsibilities with the Council.

The City of Newport News, VA, Furthers Smart City Initiatives with Readiness Workshop

02/08/2018

The City of Newport News, Virginia, recently hosted a Smart Cities Readiness Workshop to create a strategy to develop smart infrastructure to benefit the region. The workshop was delivered by the Smart Cities Council as part of its Readiness Program, which helps communities craft action plans to further innovation, inclusion and investment.

Smart Cities Council Announces Finalists for 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants

01/29/2018

Smart Cities Council, the sector’s largest coalition, today announced the finalists for its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, of which five will be selected in early March to receive mentoring as well as tailored products and services to accelerate their smart city initiatives. Additionally, Puerto Rico will be awarded a special Readiness Challenge Grant to help accelerate its hurricane recovery efforts.

Meet our 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant finalists (and one humanitarian grant winner)

01/28/2018

Here are the 10 finalists for this year’s Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants. Learn about their ambitious visions and the steps they’re already taking to achieve them. Also, hear about our special award to help Puerto Rico recover faster from last year’s devastating hurricane.

Smart Cities Council Enhances 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants through New Partnerships and Expanded Benefits for Five Winning Communities

10/27/2017

The Smart Cities Council, the world's largest smart cities network, will award additional benefits through its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants to five North American communities looking to accelerate their smart city initiatives.

Smart Cities Council Honors CommuniThings and LimeBike with Innovation Alley Awards

10/12/2017

Smart Cities Council honored innovative start-up companies CommuniThings and LimeBike for their commitment to providing municipalities with effective solutions to manage urban growth during Smart Cities Week, October 3-5 in Washington, D.C.

North American Government Leaders Meet at Smart Cities Week to Explore How Winning a Readiness Challenge Grant Can Make their Communities Smarter

10/03/2017

The Smart Cities Council ‒ the world's largest smart cities network ‒ hosted government representatives today during a half-day coaching workshop at the organization’s annual conference Smart Cities Week.

The Edison Electric Institute and the Smart Cities Council Partner to Advance Smart Cities Initiatives

09/28/2017

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Smart Cities Council today announced a multi-pronged partnership to encourage smarter, more resilient, sustainable cities. EEI will join the Council as a Global Lead Partner.

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