Policy frameworks and tools

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.

Smart cities standards update: more ways for cities to measure their performance

Wed, 2018-08-08 10:54 -- Doug Peeples

The first set of standards for smart cities was published to give cities a consistent way to measure their performance, share data and learn from each other as they planned and developed smart city projects. Now, an updated standard provides even more ways for cities to measure how well they're meeting their commitments to sustainable, resilient urban environments.

Statescoop: Smart state initiative sails onward in Illinois

Mon, 2017-02-06 13:41 -- SCC Staff

State officials and partners gathered to map out their strategy for transforming Illinois into a smart state at the Smart State Roadmap Workshop recently. The two-day workshop, held by the Smart Cities Council, addressed sensors and Internet of Things, citizen engagement, services delivery and much more.

How standards help Washington, D.C. accelerate smart cities efforts

Thu, 2016-07-07 12:00 -- SCC Partner

As Washington, D.C. moves forward with its work to build the smart city its leaders envision, the importance of standards that consistently assure interoperability of all its elements is becoming clear. Click for insights and lessons learned so far from the DowntownDC Business Improvement District.