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Smart Cities Council Announces 2021 Readiness Challenge Winners

Wed, 2021-02-10 08:01 -- Connie Heath
02/09/2021

The Smart Cities Council announced its first set of Readiness Challenge Winners for 2021 – specifically Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Nashville, Tennessee, USA and Orange County, Florida USA.

These cities submitted projects in 2020 that the Council judged would make a difference regionally and be replicable by other cities, globally. These cities have agreed to work with the Smart Cities Council to accelerate their own plans and help other cities globally.

Brisbane’s strategy to build a data-dividend for the community– making it a 2021 Readiness Challenge Winner

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:01 -- Adam Beck
02/08/2021

The Smart Cities Council has announced that Brisbane, Queensland Australia is one of three (3) global Readiness Challenge Winners from its 2020 application process. The other two Readiness Challenge winners are Orange County, Florida, USA and the City of Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The overall goal of Brisbane's involvement in the Readiness Challenge is to accelerate a launch of targeted solutions to solidify its role as one Australia's leading data-inspired cities.

Nashville's Courage Makes It a 2021 Readiness Challenge Winner

Sun, 2021-02-07 09:09 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2021

Nashville's Courage Makes It a 2021 Readiness Challenge Winner
The Smart Cities Council has announced that Nashville, Tennessee, USA as one of three (3) Readiness Challenge Winners from 2020. The other two are Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Orange County, Florida, USA.

Orange County, Florida's Commitment to Sustainability makes it a Readiness Challenge 2021 Winner!

Sun, 2021-02-07 07:00 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2021

The Smart Cities Council has announced that Orange County, Florida, USA as one of three (3) Readiness Challenge Winners - kick starting the Council's 2021 Readiness Program. The other two are Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Orange County will lead a Readiness Cohort about ‘Smart & Healthy’ Buildings through the second calendar quarter of 2021 – culminating in a Scoping Charrette (hopefully ‘in-person’) in Orange County with city leaders, participating cities and solution providers.

How the New Administration Might Impact Small Businesses Serving Local Governments

Wed, 2021-01-27 11:45 -- Connie Heath
01/27/2021

Our Partners at GovWin discuss how the Biden Administration is likely to provide a very different environment for businesses providing all types of “smart” services, and this holds particularly true not just in the federal contracting world, but also for contractors seeking to do business with cities and other state and local governments.

Nashville uses Collaborative Acceleration

Wed, 2021-01-27 08:45 -- Philip Bane
01/26/2021

Is your city acclerating the delivery of services to its residents? See how Nashville is solving these problems by participating in the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. Discover the need, the solutions and how Nashville is moving forward despite dealing with COVID, a tornado and a bomb explosion - all in the same year!

Third Session Nashville Mitgation of Urban Flooding (11/24/20)

Thu, 2021-01-21 10:17 -- Philip Bane
01/21/2021

Third Session Nashville Mitgation of Urban Flooding (11/24/20)
Department of Homeland Security, US Government - resilience and technology for mitigating the impact of urban flooding.

Georgia Tech - A high-density deployment of smart sea level sensors to provide hyper-local, real-time water level data for Savannah, GA.

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