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Cities helping cities - No barriers to becoming a smart city

Thu, 2021-07-01 09:41 -- Philip Bane
08/19/2020

Qualify to become a Readiness Cohort Leader through the Readiness Challenge process and your leadership will be recognized on a global stage with assistance and benefits with a value of over $250,000 - all directed at solving a problem you share with other cities. You will also be showcased monthly through the Council's global digital platform, including editorial, case study development and a video interview series to share with others.

Four Major Themes in State and Local Government Contracting Hotspots for 2021

Wed, 2021-05-05 11:22 -- Connie Heath
05/05/2021

Four Major Themes in State and Local Government Contracting Hotspots for 2021

As our team at GovWin from Deltek was preparing our annual hotspots report on the state & local government market, we sifted through thousands of industry sectors and identified 10 products or services that are experiencing much faster growth in usage or adoption by SLED governments - based on factors like new technologies, new standards and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Improving Community Resilience with Data

Tue, 2021-05-04 11:09 -- Philip Bane
05/04/2021

The Smart Cities Council is offered, as part of Infrastructure Week, a joint session with Readiness Challenge Winners Nashville, TN and Orange County, FL, on how communities can use community-scale data to bolster their economic, social, and environmental resilience. Cutting edge solutions that help communities use data to meet these needs will also be presented by Neighbourlytics, State of Place, and Xylem.

Orange County Needs Your Smart & Healthy Building Solutions

Tue, 2021-05-04 08:18 -- Philip Bane
05/03/2021

Orange County Florida is a 2021 Winner of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. The winning project has three goals: First, reduce the contribution to carbon emissions caused by its building assets. Secondly, make these building assets safer and healthier for occupants. Third, use the Smart Cities Council's Readiness Program to increase the solutions considered during the 'scoping' phase of the pre-procurement process. The initial focus will be on the Orange County Convention Center ('OCCC') (the 2nd largest in the US) by inviting innovative solutions.

Earth Day Needs a Roadmap And Orange County has One

Wed, 2021-04-21 11:23 -- Philip Bane
04/20/2021

It is EarthDay 2021. Take a moment to appreciate our earth, what we have been given. And filled with gratitude, we begin our work.

Learning from others is a smart way to work. Consider joining Orange County, Florida on its journey to a more sustainable, resilient city. Communities considering how to use available America Rescue Act funds or possible future infrastructure funding -- can learn from Orange County Florida, which started its planning in early 2020. In fact, more than just learning, communities can participate with Orange County in its Smart & Healthy Building Readiness Cohort, which kicked off with Mayor Deming’s keynote on April 15.

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