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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Passes in US Senate

Wed, 2021-08-11 05:30 -- Connie Heath
08/11/2021

The Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act yesterday that would provide $550 Billion in new spending over 5 years. This substantial investment in the nation’s infrastructure will prove critical as we aim to develop smart cities and communities across the country.

Transforming Municipal Operations and Services with LoRaWAN Networks and Sensors

Thu, 2021-08-05 10:30 -- Philip Bane
08/05/2021

Before a city can be “smart”, it has to be connected ...and that connection can't consume lots of energy to deliver data from thousands, if not millions of devices. Smart Cities Council Partner Senet operates the largest and most densely deployed public carrier-grade LoRaWAN network in the United States, utilized in over 29 states, covering over 1,300 cities, serving a population of over 55 million people, and processing millions of transactions daily.

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.

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