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Want to be a procurement superstar? 3 things you must do

For investments in smart technologies and expertise to be successful, it’s not just what cities buy, it's how they buy it. Click for procurement best practices cities can borrow from private industry -- plus examples of how public agencies are using innovative procurement strategies to lower costs.

SCC Partner Spotlight

Allied Telesis is a leading provider of networking infrastructure and flexible, interoperable network solutions. The company provides reliable video voice, and data network solutions to clients in multiple markets including government, healthcare, defense and education.

Upcoming Council Events

June 24-25, 2015: Smart Cities Now Forum

SCC will gather for its summer 2015 forum in Nice, France, hosted by Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid. Take part in engaging dialogue and networking opportunities with pioneering city leaders in Europe at Smart Cities Now: Building Blocks for an Urban Vision. The event is being held in conjunction with the Innovative City conference. GET DETAILS (email)

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New in the Apps Gallery


Ally is a local transport app that promises to make city transit stress-free. It incorporates all transit modes -- foot, cycle, public transport, bike sharing, car sharing or taxi -- giving users a definitive overview as to which route is cheaper, faster and smarter to take.

Smart Cities Week Sept. 14-16

SCC India is supporting the Smart Cities Week and Exhibition being hosted by the Global Smart Cities Council in Washington, D.C. Sept. 14-16, 2015. Participants will hear mayors and other public officials from around the world share success stories. The world's foremost smart cities experts will showcase solutions to urban challenges during interactive demonstrations live on the exhibition floor.

May 20-22, 2015: Berlin

Smart Cities Council joins forces with Metropolitan Solutions, one of Europe's premier events focused on issues confronting cities. Featuring 12 high-profile international conferences and a trade show, participants will hear and see the latest on urban mobility, energy supply, water supply/quality, building installations and urban safety/security.

March 23-24, 2015: Smart Cities Now Forum

Hosted by Envision Charlotte and Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Daniel Clodfelter, the Council will hold its quarterly forum focused on innovative technologies that are making cities smarter and improving their livability, workability and sustainability. The invitation-only gathering of Council partners, advisors and guests will be held on the University of North Carolina campus in Charlotte.

IDC: Top 10 smart cities predictions for 2013

Wed, 2013-02-27 09:34 -- Liz Enbysk

The smart city initiative is growing as a recognized movement for innovation and investment at all levels of government, according to IDC Government Insights. For that reason, a smart city analyst team from IDC Government Insights has put together the company's first annual top 10 predictions for the smart city market in 2013.