Policy and leadership

Smart Cities Council launched to accelerate global shift to smart, sustainable cities

Tue, 2013-05-28 14:13 -- SCC Staff

Cities around the world have a new ally in the fight to achieve prosperity and sustainability. More than a dozen top technology firms — including some of the world's largest — have formed the Smart Cities Council to provide cities with tools and best practices. Click to read the press release.

2019 events and training not to be missed

Tue, 2018-11-27 17:52 -- Adam Beck

Each year SCCANZ supports important smart and sustainable cities events and training that we believe help accelerate investment in smarter, more sustainable cities. Here are the top five events and two training opportunities being delivered by our partners and supporting organisations that are helping build change, and are not to be missed.

1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly: a success story

Wed, 2018-11-21 09:15 -- SCC Europe Staff

The 1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly recently took place in Dublin, Ireland on the 9th of November. The day’s theme was Accelerating your innovation economy and focused on how smart city solutions can advance innovation and economic development. Honored by the attendance of the most reputable names in the Smart Cities industry, the stakeholder assembly quickly gained attention from all around Europe.

UN: Much more needs to be done to combat hunger

Thu, 2018-11-08 16:51 -- Doug Peeples

Malnutrition and hunger rates remain high in several parts of the world, and are exacerbated by inequality in many. A series of UN reports outline the crisis and insist that governments at all levels urgently need to address the issue with better policies and infrastructures and a stronger commitment to ending hunger.

Local Government Smart Cities Network launched!

Wed, 2018-11-07 17:44 -- Adam Beck

Following confirmation from local government representatives from across Australia and New Zealand at the recent Smart Cities Week Australia event in Sydney (29-31 October), Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand has launched a coordinated effort to build a local government-led networking platform across the region.

Why local universities can be one of your best smart city partners

Thu, 2018-10-11 18:15 -- Doug Peeples

Adopting and adapting smart city technologies successfully is a challenge for many cities. And for cities like Portland, Oregon, homelessness is a serious challenge too. A local Portland city university is establishing two new research centers to find solutions for both of those challenges.

How a simulation could help you build a smart city

Wed, 2018-10-03 03:57 -- Doug Peeples

Imagine you’re the new mayor of a city -- and responsible for leading it into a smart, sustainable future. You need to come up with a vision and prioritize goals and investments. That's the scenario that confronted participants taking part in a Future Cities simulation at Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. this week.