The 2020 Global Readiness Challenge is the result of many years of hard work including analysis of city needs, challenge design, outreach campaigns and over 45 workshops in North America alone. In this process we learned that face to face interactions at workshops and conferences, while essential in the learning process, failed to accelerate actual project planning.
Mayor Joe Hogsett calls it a day of “big ideas and big thoughts” that will ensure Indianapolis continues to progress with passion and innovation throughout the 21st Century.
Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, launched its application for cities to apply for theSmart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant. Five American cities will receive a grant in 2017 to inspire innovation, inclusion and investment in their city.
The Smart Cities Council commits to award five Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants to help five American cities apply smart technologies to improve urban livability, workability and sustainability. For each of the five winning cities, the Council will deliver a tailored one-day Readiness Program during the 2017 calendar year.
Water and wastewater utilities share similar challenges, among them less funding and more strict regulatory compliance requirements. Learn how (and why) smart water systems can help utilities overcome those challenges -- and optimize how they use existing data.
Space-Time Insight collaboration... GE's Mexican power deal... Saudi Telecom and Cisco team to boost mobile services... ABB's power systems drive neutron research... Alstom's train win in Germany... CH2M honored for sustainability. Follow the link to learn more.
Smart cities are unified cities; all departments cohesively work together toward a common goal. How do you make that happen? Two Council partners, CH2M and Cisco, are setting a good example, working as one to transform an industrial city in India. See what they’re accomplishing.
Tremendous advances have been made in energy efficiency -- and the time, money and effort has paid off in a number of ways. But where do we go from here? How much more efficient can we get? A lot more, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Get details on the top five ways we can save even more energy (and money).
Even when you’re surrounded by water, there isn’t enough of it. With GE's help, a California island is turning to desalination to avoid more sharp reductions in water use. With resources scarce, find out why more cities around the globe are doing the same.
From Marina Bay in Singapore to Canal Park in Washington, D.C. the Urban Land Institute named six finalists in its global Urban Open Space Award program for 2015. Learn how the six projects enriched and revitalized their surrounding communities.