Readiness Cities - Philadelphia



"Poverty creates the ripple effect of every problem that we deal with. I call it the money we spend on misery. All of the misery money we spend could be put into education, info infrastructure, into recreation — all of the things we really want a city to be."
—Mayor Jim Kenney

The process of applying for the Council's Readiness Challenge Grant helped bring Philadelphia departments together. The application process prompted conversations between city departments, causing them to realize they were working on individual solutions to common problems.

Now, part of the SmartCityPHL initiative, it’s working to create a detailed smart cities roadmap that spans departments.

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.