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Partner Spotlight: News for Ooredoo, IBM, Siemens, Panasonic and more

A major power plant contract for Black & Veatch... recognition for S&C Electric... Ooredoo's data center upgrades... IBM and Siemens partner on health... and Panasonic and Schneider Electric are making building and energy management simpler. Click the links for details.

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SCC Partner Spotlight

Qualcomm is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Its innovation and technology can be used by cities worldwide to provide smart, efficient and sustainable services, from cellular grid connectivity to mobile learning.

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White House Commitment: Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants

The call for entries will open October 31, 2016 and cities must submit an application no later than December 31, 2016. Winners will be selected and announced by January 31, 2017.

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If you could invent anything with the tech in front of you, what would you invent? This video...
Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch believes in microgrid technology so much that it...
Smart water technology is revolutionizing the water utility industry, enabling the leap from paper...
When South Korea’s top four universities contracted with smart waste and recycling management...

Be A Smart City Insider!

smart cities conference

Meet with over 1,800 top state and local decision makers from around the world at Smart Cities Week as they prepare to build the cities of tomorrow.  Hear city leaders from around the world speak. Attend cutting edge workshops and interesting programs including several on compassionate cities!

Expert Talk: Carlo Ratti on Smart Cities of tomorrow


Carlo Ratti is a Italian architect, engineer, inventor, educator and activist who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. Following the Wired Magazine Carlo Ratti is one of the "50 people who will change the world" and was also named as "50 most influential designers in America" by Fast Company. He was also a speaker at ‘National Conclave on Smart Technologies’ organised by Smart Cities Council India at Hyderabad in August 2015.

Wayfinding – the only way forward


How many times have you missed an exit on an expressway and cursed under your breath? It is not only the frustration of missing an appointment but the loss of fuel and the unnecessary emission that adds to the already foul air. In urban settings, wayfinding specialists develop signage and information systems for both, pedestrians and motorists, who have unique challenges navigating streets and roadways. These information systems help people develop “mental maps” of the terrain and simplify their routes to the extent possible.

Network is Knowledge – Knowledge is Network


"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
Data-is second nature to technology. The information, available and critical when collected & processed, for collaboration can work wonders towards a “mutual-symbiotic” future. Has been the evolutionary theory of our world- as we know it today.

Hear HUD Secretary Julian Castro

Find out what message Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and now Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has for cities. He's one of the featured speakers at Smart Cities Week, Sept. 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The conference is sold out, but we'll post updates on this site and you can follow the action on Twitter at #smartcitiesweekDC

School District Cuts Energy Costs with Cloud Computing


When a Massachusetts school district consolidated its summer school operations into one building officials were worried about sky high energy prices. But Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform enabled them to manage their heating and cooling equipment and cut costs. Learn more in this case study.