We view the Australia New Zealand region as the global epicentre for smart cities innovation, action and investment. Members of SCCANZ are primed, and have formed the We Build Smart Cities Alliance, to support their national and international peers.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
The City of Melbourne is inviting all eligible entrepreneurs, individuals, universities, researchers, startup, scaleups and established organisations to submit their pitches on how they might contribute to bringing life back into the city by reimaging experiences, places and spaces.
2021 Readiness Challenge Application Re-Opens on March 7, 2021
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 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.