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Smart Cities Council Announces 2021 Readiness Challenge Winners

Thu, 2021-02-11 03:01 -- Connie Heath
02/10/2021

The Smart Cities Council announced its first set of Readiness Challenge Winners for 2021 – specifically Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Nashville, Tennessee, USA and Orange County, Florida USA.

These cities submitted projects in 2020 that the Council judged would make a difference regionally and be replicable by other cities, globally. These cities have agreed to work with the Smart Cities Council to accelerate their own plans and help other cities globally.

Brisbane’s strategy to build a data-dividend for the community– making it a 2021 Readiness Challenge Winner

Tue, 2021-02-09 08:01 -- Adam Beck
02/09/2021

The Smart Cities Council has announced that Brisbane, Queensland Australia is one of three (3) global Readiness Challenge Winners from its 2020 application process. The other two Readiness Challenge winners are Orange County, Florida, USA and the City of Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The overall goal of Brisbane's involvement in the Readiness Challenge is to accelerate a launch of targeted solutions to solidify its role as one Australia's leading data-inspired cities.

Nashville's Courage Makes It a 2021 Readiness Challenge Winner

Mon, 2021-02-08 04:09 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2021

Nashville's Courage Makes It a 2021 Readiness Challenge Winner
The Smart Cities Council has announced that Nashville, Tennessee, USA as one of three (3) Readiness Challenge Winners from 2020. The other two are Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Orange County, Florida, USA.

Orange County, Florida's Commitment to Sustainability makes it a Readiness Challenge 2021 Winner!

Mon, 2021-02-08 02:00 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2021

The Smart Cities Council has announced that Orange County, Florida, USA as one of three (3) Readiness Challenge Winners - kick starting the Council's 2021 Readiness Program. The other two are Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Orange County will lead a Readiness Cohort about ‘Smart & Healthy’ Buildings through the second calendar quarter of 2021 – culminating in a Scoping Charrette (hopefully ‘in-person’) in Orange County with city leaders, participating cities and solution providers.

Nashville uses Collaborative Acceleration

Thu, 2021-01-28 03:45 -- Philip Bane
01/27/2021

Is your city acclerating the delivery of services to its residents? See how Nashville is solving these problems by participating in the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. Discover the need, the solutions and how Nashville is moving forward despite dealing with COVID, a tornado and a bomb explosion - all in the same year!

2020: Our year in review

Tue, 2020-12-15 14:58 -- Adam Beck
12/15/2020

After many challenges, we ended a year of crisis with celebration and optimism. Our smart cities awards hosted in early December demonstrated the great distance we have come as policy makers, practitioners, innovators and advisers. We would like to share with you our achievements in 2020.

The Smart Cities Value Framework

Sat, 2020-12-12 07:29 -- Adam Beck
12/12/2020

The Smart Cities Council is delighted to announce a new project that will see the creation of a Smart Cities Value Framework. This Framework will provide both policy makers and practitioners with a means to define and measure the benefit and value of their smart cities actions and investments. With a research and discovery phase underway, the Council is seeking stakeholder input on existing experiences with measuring smart cities project value and preferred attributes of such a framework.

Smart Cities Award winners step up in 2020

Thu, 2020-12-03 17:03 -- Adam Beck
12/03/2020

The smart cities leaders of Australia and New Zealand have accelerated their efforts in 2020, with new technology solutions and innovative projects tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic head on.

Eighteen winners have been acknowledged across seven categories for their visionary leadership, best practice projects and real-world impact.

The third annual Smart Cities Awards was presented virtually this year by Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand.

Smart Cities Council announces Finalists for the first Readiness Cohorts for 2021

Thu, 2020-11-19 06:02 -- Shawn Gants
11/18/2020

The Smart Cities Council is proud to announce the finalists for Readiness Cohort Leaders for the First Quarter of 2021. From Brisbane, Australia to Moscow, Russia to eight cities in North America - they represent the best of cities seeking to improve their city's livability, workability and sustainability - and also helping your city in the process.

With a focus on the theme 'cities helping cities,' Readiness Cohort Leaders will advance our collective cause, one city at a time.

Join the world's largest network of smart city practitioners and advance your city's livability, workability and sustainability.

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