The winners of our second-annual Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge have made great strides, advancing from pilots and talking about plans toward working on real solutions that deliver meaningful results. Meet our Class of 2018 and learn about the three critical traits they have in common.
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From managing rising seas to developing strategies to help those who aren’t typically helped by big city projects, the first five Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge winners have made progress over the past year. Here’s what they’re up to.
Some 25% of Americans don’t have internet access. Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says that’s the kind of gap that prevents cities from becoming smart cities. Learn how this Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant winner plans to turn equality into an economic boost.
What comes first: the technology or the people? Indianapolis, one of our Readiness Challenge Grant winners, offers an inspiring story of how data can (and should not be used) to serve your citizens better.
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.
What will tomorrow’s smart cities look like? Four leaders of enterprising cities shared their progress at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley and their tips for how you can achieve success too.
When cities strive to become smarter, they often struggle with finding ways to pay for the improvements, develop an integrated approach and overcome technical challenges. Yinchuan, China, has found innovative ways to leap over all three of those barriers, providing a great blueprint for cities worldwide. Don’t miss these innovations.
The Smart Cities Council and Smart Cities Council India will work with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and other companies to provide technical services supporting the agency’s role in India’s smart city development.
The government on Thursday released a list of 98 selected cities, across 35 states and Union Territories to be developed as 'Smart Cities' under the government's '100 Smart Cities Mission. The names of the two cities are still awaited has Jammu & Kashmir has sought more time to decided on the potential Smart City, while 12 cites have been shortlisted from Uttar Pradesh as against 13 cities allotted to the state.
By plugging money leaks in water, electric and natural gas systems, Itron says cities may already have the funds they need to get started on smart cities projects. Click to see how these efforts are paying off big time for Charlotte, North Carolina.