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In this blog contributed to The Hill, Council Chairman Jesse Berst and Senior Director of Public Advocacy for Council Advisor CompTIA David Logsdon explain the benefits and opportunities smart city initiatives can provide and the smart technologies, investments and services that make them possible.
Smart Cities Council Managing Director Philip Bane, Council Lead Partner Qualcomm's Senior Director of Government Affairs Steve Crout and others shared their views on the roles of smart technology and connectivity in making cities more livable and sustainable. They also addressed how technology can help create jobs and help cities maintain robust economies.
As the U.S. election season heats up and further attention is focused on key national priorities, the Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, released a policy brief detailing how smart infrastructure investments in cities and towns across America will create jobs and promote greater prosperity for all. The brief will be a point of focus today during a policy event at Smart Cities Week – North America’s premier smart cities conference, convening over 1,500 participants from all levels of government and the private sector in Washington, D.C.
From improving traffic flow to managing water from flash floods, Seattle is using technology to make a difference. Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller will share what Seattle has learned at Smart Cities Week. Get a preview here.
If you're a brand new city, what can you do quickly to make your residents' lives better? Peachtree Corners, one of Georgia's newest cities, went digital — digitizing its resources to more efficiently manage its operations and make the public safer.
The Smart Cities Readiness Program provides a comprehensive menu of training and events, workshops and readiness planning that enable a city to transform.
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) partnered with the Smart Cities Council to conduct a first-ever national research study to gain further insight into the practices, policies, programs and partnerships that communities in the United States undertake under the umbrella of smart city initiatives. Read the story for details.
Smart Cities Council is a member-driven network of the world’s leading companies providing smart technologies to the public sector. We are currently accepting new partners. Click to learn more about the benefits of partnering with us.
With cities holding an ever increasing percentage of the world's population, they're having to get creative to find ways to stretch limited resources. A new World Economic Forum report outlines the top 10 innovative solutions featuring great ideas that may help you prepare your city today.