About Us

Mon, 2016-12-12 16:42 -- SCC Europe Staff

Smart Cities Council is the forum where the public, private and academic sectors meet to solve urban problems.

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We are dedicated to improving the livability, workability and sustainability of cities through education and assistance:

  • Liveability: Cities that provide clean, healthy living conditions without pollution and congestion. With a digital infrastructure that makes city services instantly and conveniently available anytime, anywhere.
  • Workability: Cities that provide the enabling infrastructure — energy, connectivity, computing, essential services — to compete globally for high-quality jobs
  • Sustainability: Cities that provide services without stealing from future generations

We act as a trusted, neutral advisor to cities:

  • to help them to become smarter and sustainable through a combination of action and advocacy
  • to support them to tap into the transformative power of digital technology and intelligent design 
  • to provide citizens and workers with high-quality living and high-quality job

The Council delivers assistance through its global Readiness Program and resources:

  • Readiness Content on its website, the Internet’s largest collection of free smart city resources and best practices
    • Financing templates and case studies: Guidance for new funding models is now emerging, some of which combine public, private, philanthropic and development sources
    • Policy frameworks and case studies: Examples of policies that promote economic growth while also safeguarding citizens
  • The Smart Cities Readiness Guide, the world’s most widely used smart city handbook, available in several regional editions
  • Readiness Workshops that help cities, counties, countries and private developers create future-proof action plan

The Smart Cities Council has offices in North America, Europe, India and Australia/New Zealand. 

Its network includes: 

  • 40+ companies and 75+ expert advisors, with two national laboratories and 11 universities from 7 countries

Together, the Council’s member companies employ well over:

  • 1,000,000 people in 150+ countries and have completed more than 5,000 smart city projects all over the world