The Many Different Global Flavors of Open Data Initiatives at Smart Cities Week Global 2020

Join global data experts at Smart Cities Week Global 2020, exploring how cities around the world are implementing open data initiatives. From China to Mexico, many cities are sharing data with the public to improve transparency and invite collaboration. The goal is to do a deep dive into what makes open data initiatives work and how other cities can improve their own implementations. Click through to learn more.

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Orlando’s smart cities journey positioned it to swiftly react to the COVID crisis

Tue, 2020-06-16 23:27 -- SCC Staff
06/16/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to increasingly affect cities across the U.S. earlier this year, a number found they needed to quickly determine a way to provide citizens with access to key city services—and, at the same time, enable municipal employees to work remotely while sheltering in place.

Inside Look: How cities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tue, 2020-05-05 22:58 -- Philip Bane
05/05/2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a profound influence on public life, it has likewise made a major impact on how companies do business with the government. Analysis and research on the government’s continuing response are available for free to all in a new Coronavirus Government Response Resource Center.

Inside Look: What US cities were buying and planning in March 2020

Sat, 2020-04-18 03:12 -- Philip Bane
04/17/2020

As government agencies continue investing in the smart cities movement, companies seeking to supply smart cities with products or services have plenty of opportunities. And as the COVID-19 continues to have a profound influence on public life, it has likewise made a major impact on how companies do business with the government.

Virginia CDO, Carlos Rivero, will 'kick-start' collaborative device and asset management planning

Fri, 2020-03-06 00:39 -- Philip Bane
03/05/2020

On June 2, 2020, the Smart Cities Council will lead a month-long, online collaborative planning process for cities that seek to implement device and asset management. Virginia’s Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero has agreed to ‘kick-off’ this collaborative planning project. Deliverables will include a project plan template called ‘Device and Asset Management Roadmap' that your city can customize to your needs.

Online city collaboration - asset and device management. June 2, 2020, at 11:00 am EST

Thu, 2020-02-27 05:00 -- Philip Bane
02/26/2020

The Smart Cities Council's work is fueled by data science and hands-on knowledge from working with cities globally. We offer data-directed opportunities for cities to solve common problems. Our data reveals that cities are keen to implement device and asset management projects. In this article, we tell you how and why. We also offer online city to city collaboration so cities can learn from each other.

2021 looks good for smart cities in the US

Sat, 2020-02-08 02:39 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2020

IDC recently identified the US as one of the top smart city markets for 2020. This forecast is reinforced by the policy proposals of 2020 US Presidential candidates. In fact, we found a strong focus on not only infrastructure; but also 'smart infrastructure. With proposals for broadband deployment, $1B smart city grants, green infrastructure and with three x-mayors in the race, it looks like smart cities and smart infrastructure is on everyone's agenda with strong potential for action in 2021.

Winning cities are ready

Thu, 2020-02-06 01:08 -- Philip Bane
02/05/2020

If your city is smart – then you should be helping other cities. Our societies acknowledge excellence …and expect those who are better to teach the rest of us. STOP seeking conference awards and global rankings! If your city is smart, you need to be helping other cities solve the problems you have solved – AND Smart Cities Activator project roadmaps (that show how to solve a city need) are the most effective method to take this leadership role and make a difference.

What can a smart house teach a smart city?

Mon, 2020-02-03 05:43 -- Philip Bane
02/02/2020

Jarrett Campbell from Aveva and I have taught smart city workshops together. Jarret is a great story teller and holds our audience interest's when he talks about how he made his home smart and also how the Town of Cary, NC (one of the Council's 2018 Readiness Challenge Winners) has implemented smart metering systems for water management. His stories are real-world, giving us a clear example of 'how' any city can use smart technologies.

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