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Orange County, Florida's Commitment to Sustainability makes it a Readiness Challenge 2021 Winner!

Sun, 2021-02-07 07:00 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2021

The Smart Cities Council has announced that Orange County, Florida, USA as one of three (3) Readiness Challenge Winners - kick starting the Council's 2021 Readiness Program. The other two are Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Orange County will lead a Readiness Cohort about ‘Smart & Healthy’ Buildings through the second calendar quarter of 2021 – culminating in a Scoping Charrette (hopefully ‘in-person’) in Orange County with city leaders, participating cities and solution providers.

How the New Administration Might Impact Small Businesses Serving Local Governments

Wed, 2021-01-27 11:45 -- Connie Heath
01/26/2021

Our Partners at GovWin discuss how the Biden Administration is likely to provide a very different environment for businesses providing all types of “smart” services, and this holds particularly true not just in the federal contracting world, but also for contractors seeking to do business with cities and other state and local governments.

Nashville uses Collaborative Acceleration

Wed, 2021-01-27 08:45 -- Philip Bane
01/27/2021

Is your city acclerating the delivery of services to its residents? See how Nashville is solving these problems by participating in the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. Discover the need, the solutions and how Nashville is moving forward despite dealing with COVID, a tornado and a bomb explosion - all in the same year!

Third Session Nashville Mitgation of Urban Flooding (11/24/20)

Thu, 2021-01-21 10:17 -- Philip Bane
01/21/2021

Third Session Nashville Mitgation of Urban Flooding (11/24/20)
Department of Homeland Security, US Government - resilience and technology for mitigating the impact of urban flooding.

Georgia Tech - A high-density deployment of smart sea level sensors to provide hyper-local, real-time water level data for Savannah, GA.

First Session Nashville Mitigating the Impact of Urban Flooding (10/20/20)

Thu, 2021-01-21 08:52 -- Philip Bane
01/21/2021

First Session Nashville Mitigating the Impact of Urban Flooding (10/20/20)

See video where Nashville explains the problem. Download their presentation and the US Water Alliance 'Water Rising' report which provided a framework for the Smart Cities Council's work with Nashville.

Biden Administration Has Plans for Smart Cities

Mon, 2021-01-04 10:43 -- Philip Bane
01/03/2021

For our US network, this is one in a series of primers from the Smart Cities Council about how your US located community can ‘bounce back’ from your current situation during the Biden Administration. In this article we recommend that -

• It is ‘smart,’ to read what happened with the Obama Administration to understand the Biden Administration.
• It is ‘smart,’ to think resiliency and vulnerable populations.
• It is ‘smart,’ to think regional planning

We conclude this primer with research that shows that this approach will deliver jobs to your community

NOTE: This article was written before the inauguration and will be updated with practical advice on how to get 'ready' for Biden Administration smart city and infrastructure grants and opportunities. Subscribe to get updates.

Smart Cities Council announces Finalists for the first Readiness Cohorts for 2021

Wed, 2020-11-18 11:02 -- Shawn Gants
11/18/2020

The Smart Cities Council is proud to announce the finalists for Readiness Cohort Leaders for the First Quarter of 2021. From Brisbane, Australia to Moscow, Russia to eight cities in North America - they represent the best of cities seeking to improve their city's livability, workability and sustainability - and also helping your city in the process.

With a focus on the theme 'cities helping cities,' Readiness Cohort Leaders will advance our collective cause, one city at a time.

Join the world's largest network of smart city practitioners and advance your city's livability, workability and sustainability.

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