Readiness Cities - Orlando



"We want to become the world’s most intelligent, interconnected and efficient city. We want to become a showcase city for smart city technology."
— Mayor Buddy Dyer

Orlando is spending $15 billion on infrastructure, including rebuilding Interstate 4, which cuts through downtown, and expanding its airport and seaport. It wants to be smart about those projects so that it can get the most from its investments.

It has also established a Smart Cities Steering Committee following its Readiness Workshop to develop strategies to turn workshop suggestions into action plans. Its key priorities include:
  • Use of smart grid technologies to support the city’s long-term, 100% renewable energy goals
  • Application of energy models to identify most cost-effective building retrofit opportunities
  • Intersection monitoring and predictive analytics to enhance pedestrian and bike safety
  • Enhanced use of open data and data sharing across city departments


Smart Cities Council Announces 2021 Readiness Challenge Winners

Wed, 2021-02-10 08:01 -- Connie Heath
02/09/2021

The Smart Cities Council announced its first set of Readiness Challenge Winners for 2021 – specifically Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Nashville, Tennessee, USA and Orange County, Florida USA.

These cities submitted projects in 2020 that the Council judged would make a difference regionally and be replicable by other cities, globally. These cities have agreed to work with the Smart Cities Council to accelerate their own plans and help other cities globally.

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.

Challenge Grant Update: How Orlando's planning for smart growth

Thu, 2017-06-08 22:42 -- Kevin Ebi
06/08/2017

Orlando has one of the fastest-growing job markets in the U.S. — which is also making its population one of the fastest-growing too. Learn how it’s using its Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant to grow smarter to stretch resources and deliver a strong quality of life.