In a guest post on the MasterCard blog, Council Chairman Jesse Berst provides real-world examples of how cities that have digitized their payments systems are reducing costs at the same time they’re offering citizens more benefits, more convenience and more inclusion.
SCC in the News
Council Cities Director Sandra Baer was interviewed in conjunction with the NIST global cities workshop, a gathering of leaders from government, private industry, nonprofits and academia focused on ways cities can leverage the Internet of Things. Click for an excerpt and link to the full article.
How social media analytics can help city leaders use their resources more effectively is the focus of an article by Jesse Berst that appears in the Innovation Insights section of Wired. It highlights some of the work in this area being done by Council Lead Partner IBM and Associate Partner BehaviorMatrix. Click for an excerpt and link to the full article.
The July/August 2014 issue of Electric Perspectives features an article by Council Chairman Jesse Berst on the need for cities to have a utility partner in their quest to be smart and sustainable. Click for a brief excerpt and links to the full article.
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) featured the Smart Cities Financial Guide in the July 2014 issue of its PM Magazine. Click for an excerpt and link to the full story.
Electric Light & Power -- an influential publication that targets utility industry professionals -- featured a story by Council Editorial Director Liz Enbysk that focused on why its important for utilities to get in front of the smart cities trend as another opportunity to deepen and improve their customer relationships.
Water Technology magazine features an article by Council Chairman Jesse Berst on the infrastructure challenges that cities face today. Click for an excerpt and link to the full article.
Council Chairman Jesse Berst discusses trends and challenges in water infrastructure and how smart water systems can make dramatic improvements to the cost, safety and reliability of urban water supplies in this Q&A with Water Utility Infrastructure Management.
In the first of a series on smart cities, GreenBiz.com cites the Council's definition of smart cities and the framework outlined in the Smart Cities Readiness Guide. Click for an excerpt.
Council staff and Partners are making the case for smart cities at gatherings around the world. Click for a photo gallery of recent events.