The 2019 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge

Fri, 2019-01-11 08:03 -- SCC Staff

Accelerate your smart cities progress by participating in the 2019 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge, open to government jurisdictions of all levels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Receive valuable help to envision, collaborate, plan and finance your smart cities efforts. Learn how you can be the next winning city.

4 reasons cities need to be more resilient (and 4 ways tech can help)

Thu, 2018-12-20 12:41 -- Kevin Ebi

Last year was the most destructive on record for natural disasters in the U.S. How prepared is your city? A new paper produced by the Smart Cities Council and the Consumer Technology Association highlights some ways smart approaches are helping cities to respond and prevent damage. Read on for highlights.

Taking the guesswork out of Mexico's energy demand forecasts

Thu, 2018-12-13 13:39 -- Doug Peeples

When the hot seasons begin, Mexico's national electric system operator has struggled to meet the demand for power when millions of air conditioners are turned on and used more often. Read our story to learn about the steps the utility's taking to be better prepared when that happens.

Readiness Challenge Update: How Puerto Rico plans to build back stronger

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:48 -- Kevin Ebi

Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the damage brought by Hurricane Maria a year ago, has big ambitions: it wants to be a resilience showcase for the world. See how our 2018 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge humanitarian grant winner used its Readiness Workshop to build a better future.

Why Calgary's betting on low-power technology to realize its smart city vision

Thu, 2018-12-06 18:53 -- Doug Peeples

The city of Calgary is taking on a variety of smart city initiatives to build a stronger economy and enhance the quality of life of its citizens. And so far it's the only city in Canada to build its own low-power wide area network to support them.