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A city from scratch to new rail lines: How Bechtel is helping transform Saudi Arabia

From managing development of a city from scratch to building complex rail projects through urban centers, Bechtel has worked on some of Saudi Arabia's biggest and most ambitious projects. Read interesting insights on the region from Bechtel’s president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

SCC Partner Spotlight

Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management. The company offers solution and services expertise in the critical infrastructure areas of energy, buildings, water, transportation, public services and integration. 

Upcoming Council Events

June 25-26, 2015: Smart Cities Now Forum

SCC will gather for its summer 2015 forum in Nice, France, hosted by Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid. The event is being held in conjunction with the Innovative City conference which in 2015 will focus on City Apps. GET DETAILS (email)

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The Daily File gives people interested in the workings of the California legislative bodies easy access to hearing schedules and other vital information. The app is intended to replace the thick paper documents that are printed each day.

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.