Smart City Tools

How the Poverty Stoplight assessment tool empowers the poor

Sat, 2016-03-05 01:00 -- Compassionate C...

In a 30-minute online assessment, poor people visualize the dimensions of their poverty and map a way out. Developed by a microfinance organization in Paraguay, the Poverty Stoplight tool is now being used in 18 countries. Would it work in your community? Click to find out.

Smart Cities Advisory Services

Tue, 2015-09-22 16:11 -- SCC India Staff

Cities are at the threshold of a new golden age. Smart technologies can dramatically improve urban livability, workability and sustainability while also saving money. The Smart Cities Council India puts cities on the path to smart city success by teaching them a holistic, integrated approach.

Global workshops promote smart city readiness

Thu, 2015-09-10 01:49 -- SCC Staff

Developed specifically for government officials and technology engineers, the Council's Smart Cities Readiness Workshops promote an interactive learning environment to help participants assess their city's readiness to innovate. Click for details on upcoming workshops you may wish to attend or to learn how your organization can host a Readiness Workshop.

Digital India can be a huge fillip for healthcare and education

Mon, 2015-08-31 20:36 -- Pratap Padode

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, which aims to offer a one-stop shop for government services, would use the mobile phone as the backbone of its delivery mechanism. Five hundred million people will come together on the Internet. This has never happened before anywhere in the world.

Need a partner? Navigant ranks top smart city vendors

Fri, 2015-08-28 23:00 -- SCC Staff

Vendors play a critical role as cities work toward smart infrastructure upgrades to enhance livability and economic vitality. Now Navigant Research has released a report that lists and ranks the suppliers it considers most capable of helping cities reach their goals. (We're not boasting, but the top five are Council partners.)