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Want to be a smart cities leader? Don’t do these four things

A new report supported by Intel provides an interesting twist on smart city success stories. It examines what holds smart cities back. Learn about the four project pitfalls you must avoid if you want your smart cities initiatives to succeed.

SCC Partner Spotlight

MasterCard is a global payments company committed to technology innovation. It develops inventive ways to support cities' digital strategies, drive local business growth, increase citizen’s satisfaction and reduce costs.

Upcoming Council Events

Smart Cities Week Sept. 15-17 in Washington, D.C.

Smart Cities Week delivers solutions to the urgent challenges cities face. Visit Washington, D.C. Sept. 15-17 to learn about smart solutions that are helping cities improve livability, workability and sustainability. GET THE DETAILS

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GUrban, available for iPhones and Android devices, allows users to search for government incentives and mandates to reduce environmental impact. Users enter search terms or keywords and the app returns a list of mandates or programs that match. Users can tap for more detail, receiving, for example, the qualifications for and process of redeeming an incentive.

Smart Buildings Summit 2015 in Mumbai

Smart Cities Council India is supporting the Smart Buildings Summit 2015 being hosted by the ASAPP Media Information Group in Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai on August 21st, 2015. Smart buildings are those where information technology is used to integrate all aspects of the building, like lighting, comfort and security, and provide an enhanced living experience for the occupants. Smart buildings are an inevitable component of smart cities as they a go a long way in improving the quality of life of the citizens, which, in turn, is the crux of smart city creation.

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.