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Smart Cities Council to provide support to startups under new membership program

Wed, 2020-09-09 05:14 -- Adam Beck
09/09/2020

A fresh approach to supporting startups across Australia and New Zealand is underway with the announcement that the Smart Cities Council has broadened its partnership categories to include early stage startups. Under the new partnership program startups will have the opportunity to leverage the local support and global presence of the world’s longest running smart cities organisation focused on catalysing smart cities action and investment.

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

Wed, 2020-09-09 00:51 -- Philip Bane
09/08/2020

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.

Learn from CDO Carlos Rivero at Smart Cities Week Global how Virginia used a data trust to fight COVID 19

Tue, 2020-09-08 21:50 -- Philip Bane
09/08/2020

Call to action from Commonwealth of Virginia, led by CDO Rivero

The Commonwealth of Virginia, led by its Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero seeks to help your city address the many barriers to data sharing and review how Virginia was able to stand-up a COVID-19 dashboard in one(1) week sharing data between both state and private entities. This session, led by CDO Rivero and moderated by Dan Wu, both data experts is titled “Data sharing: civic data trusts’

Click through to the main article and sign up for Smart Cities Week Global 2020. Also consider joining a Readiness Cohort about Data Sharing where you work with other cities in resolving common problems. Join by applying to participate in the 2020 Global Readiness Challenge.

Join Nashville's March to Mitigate Urban Flooding Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Wed, 2020-09-02 02:15 -- Philip Bane
09/01/2020

Join Nashville, TN in mitigating the effect of urban flooding on vulnerable populations. Working with the Smart Cities Council, Nashville will review all the latest science and determine how data can be used to make its vulnerable communities resilient.

University of Canterbury in global first partnership with Smart Cities Council

Tue, 2020-09-01 07:29 -- Adam Beck
09/01/2020

Moves to see the University of Canterbury deliver the most advanced smart cities focused MBA program are under way with the announcement that the University has become the first university globally to sign as a Research and Knowledge Partner with the Smart Cities Council.

On the 'next' for smart cities, here's what came from our 2020 Town Hall Meeting

Mon, 2020-08-10 17:17 -- Adam Beck
08/10/2020

At our inaugural virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday 4th August, we brought together some of the region's leading policy makers and practitioners to reflect on the smart cities agenda over the past 5 years. After a reflection on the past, and a review of the now, here’s what our guests ‘signed off’ with in terms of some insights about what might be next.

The Smart Cities Academy

Tue, 2020-07-28 06:02 -- Adam Beck
07/28/2020

The Smart Cities Council has launched the Smart Cities Academy to support the diverse professional development needs of the growing smart cities market place. The modules delivered through the Academy cater for early career practitioners as well as advanced professionals and policy makers seeking recognition of their ongoing contribution to the industry.

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