For our US network, this is one in a series of primers from the Smart Cities Council about how your US located community can ‘bounce back’ from your current situation during the Biden Administration. In this article we recommend that -
• It is ‘smart,’ to read what happened with the Obama Administration to understand the Biden Administration.
• It is ‘smart,’ to think resiliency and vulnerable populations.
• It is ‘smart,’ to think regional planning
We conclude this primer with research that shows that this approach will deliver jobs to your community
NOTE: This article was written before the inauguration and will be updated with practical advice on how to get 'ready' for Biden Administration smart city and infrastructure grants and opportunities. Subscribe to get updates.
This partnership opportunity is offered to universities and research institutions seeking to network and create opportunities within the regional smart cities ecosystem.
2021 Updated with Smart Cities Week Session on data sharing.
Virginia, a 2018 Readiness Challenge winner, stood-up a COVID-19 dashboard in one (1) week in April 2020. This milestone was a key indicator of the Commonwealth’s progress on its smart journey. This milestone was NOT the result of a new technology development; but a data vision, a shift in data culture and a framework for data sharing. The COVID-19 dahsboard provided Governor Northam and state leaders the intelligence they needed to make critical actionable decisions saving lives.
Recent data from the 2019 Readiness Challenge and a survey of 139 Virginia cities and counties shows that cities prioritize device and asset management. Jarrett Campbell from AVEVA offers a city recommendations on 'how to' manage devices and assets using best practices.
If you are a city in North America, you are invited to provide information about your smart city projects in the Council’s Smart Cities Activator. You may have gotten an email inviting your city to participate. If so, follow the instructions in the email. Or click to find out how to participate.
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The Chief Data Officer, (CDO), for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Carlos Rivero announced a state-wide survey of cities and counties in Virginia to support development of a statewide data governance policy. Recognizing the critical role of data governance for smart communities, the CDO has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology and is using Smart Cities Activator, an online collaborative platform provided by the Smart Cities Council.
Before a city can successfully plan a smart city project, it must gather key information. Activator’s Discover functionality answers those needs with robust data intake functions.
The Smart Cities Council – the industry’s largest coalition – opened applications for its 2019 North American Readiness Challenge, an annual program that has so far helped nearly a dozen cities and states advance their smart cities initiatives. The program offers communities interactive workshops, mentoring and digital tools that help them develop their smart cities plans, build community support and strengthen their projects to deliver more widespread and inclusive results.
At the Enterprise Ireland IoT & Smart Cities Forum this week the Smart Cities Council and Tr3Dent announced their agreement to launch Smart Cities Project Activator, a powerful combination of the Smart Cities Council’s widely adopted and successful Readiness Program (RP) and a customized version of Tr3Dent’s Transformation Accelerator Platform.