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Take a second look at how you're managing city resources (think materials)

Many cities are focused on software and sensor technologies to help them manage resources like buildings and streets. But what about the materials used to build them? Read on to learn how integrating materials science can lead to smarter, more efficient resource management – and higher quality infrastructure.

The Smart Cities Readiness Program

Are you a city leader who is eager to improve livability, workability, and sustainability?

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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.

Enter your city now.

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Be A Smart City Insider!

 Smart Cities Council India has published its Smart Cities Readiness Guide for India and held workshops in Ajmer, Jaipur and Allahabad. India's smart city sector is booming! Join Us." -- Pratap Padode,
Founder SCC India

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.