Transforming Municipal Operations and Services with LoRaWAN Networks and Sensors

Thu, 2021-08-05 10:30 -- Philip Bane
08/05/2021

Before a city can be “smart”, it has to be connected ...and that connection can't consume lots of energy to deliver data from thousands, if not millions of devices. Smart Cities Council Partner Senet operates the largest and most densely deployed public carrier-grade LoRaWAN network in the United States, utilized in over 29 states, covering over 1,300 cities, serving a population of over 55 million people, and processing millions of transactions daily.

Improving Community Resilience with Data

Tue, 2021-05-04 11:09 -- Philip Bane
05/04/2021

The Smart Cities Council is offered, as part of Infrastructure Week, a joint session with Readiness Challenge Winners Nashville, TN and Orange County, FL, on how communities can use community-scale data to bolster their economic, social, and environmental resilience. Cutting edge solutions that help communities use data to meet these needs will also be presented by Neighbourlytics, State of Place, and Xylem.

Orange County Needs Your Smart & Healthy Building Solutions

Tue, 2021-05-04 08:18 -- Philip Bane
05/03/2021

Orange County Florida is a 2021 Winner of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. The winning project has three goals: First, reduce the contribution to carbon emissions caused by its building assets. Secondly, make these building assets safer and healthier for occupants. Third, use the Smart Cities Council's Readiness Program to increase the solutions considered during the 'scoping' phase of the pre-procurement process. The initial focus will be on the Orange County Convention Center ('OCCC') (the 2nd largest in the US) by inviting innovative solutions.

How the New Administration Might Impact Small Businesses Serving Local Governments

Wed, 2021-01-27 11:45 -- Connie Heath
01/26/2021

Our Partners at GovWin discuss how the Biden Administration is likely to provide a very different environment for businesses providing all types of “smart” services, and this holds particularly true not just in the federal contracting world, but also for contractors seeking to do business with cities and other state and local governments.

Nashville uses Collaborative Acceleration

Wed, 2021-01-27 08:45 -- 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!

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What are Compassionate Cities?

Compassionate Cities is an initiative of the Smart Cities Council launched in early 2016 to raise awareness about ways cities can reduce suffering and improve the lives of vulnerable populations by innovating to include. Oftentimes the same digital technologies that are already being applied to solve other city challenges can be extended to help improve the lives of disadvantaged citizens. Learn more