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