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Smart Cities Council Announces 2021 Readiness Challenge Winners

Wed, 2021-02-10 17:01 -- Connie Heath
02/10/2021

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.

Brisbane’s strategy to build a data-dividend for the community– making it a 2021 Readiness Challenge Winner

Mon, 2021-02-08 22:01 -- Adam Beck
02/08/2021

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

Sun, 2021-02-07 18:09 -- Philip Bane
02/06/2021

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.

Orange County, Florida's Commitment to Sustainability makes it a Readiness Challenge 2021 Winner!

Sun, 2021-02-07 16:00 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2021

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.

Nashville uses Collaborative Acceleration

Wed, 2021-01-27 17:45 -- 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!

Smart Cities Council announces Finalists for the first Readiness Cohorts for 2021

Wed, 2020-11-18 20:02 -- Shawn Gants
11/18/2020

The Smart Cities Council is proud to announce the finalists for Readiness Cohort Leaders for the First Quarter of 2021. From Brisbane, Australia to Moscow, Russia to eight cities in North America - they represent the best of cities seeking to improve their city's livability, workability and sustainability - and also helping your city in the process.

With a focus on the theme 'cities helping cities,' Readiness Cohort Leaders will advance our collective cause, one city at a time.

Join the world's largest network of smart city practitioners and advance your city's livability, workability and sustainability.

Build your own ecosystem for innovation and prosperity

Tue, 2020-09-15 23:21 -- Philip Bane
09/15/2020

Did you know that
*Less than one percent of companies ever receive venture capital funding with most failing
*94% of the companies on the Inc. 500 never raised venture funding.
*Only 10% of venture-backed companies had a female founder;
*Only 1% had an African American founder.
Discover how inclusive entrepreneurialism changes this -

The Many Different Global Flavors of Open Data Initiatives at Smart Cities Week Global 2020

Tue, 2020-09-08 16:51 -- Philip Bane
09/08/2020

Join global data experts at Smart Cities Week Global 2020, exploring how cities around the world are implementing open data initiatives. From China to Mexico, many cities are sharing data with the public to improve transparency and invite collaboration. The goal is to do a deep dive into what makes open data initiatives work and how other cities can improve their own implementations. Click through to learn more.

Join Nashville's March to Mitigate Urban Flooding Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Tue, 2020-09-01 18:15 -- Philip Bane
09/01/2020

Join Nashville, TN in mitigating the effect of urban flooding on vulnerable populations. Working with the Smart Cities Council, Nashville will review all the latest science and determine how data can be used to make its vulnerable communities resilient.

Cities helping cities - No barriers to becoming a smart city

Thu, 2020-08-20 15:57 -- Philip Bane
08/20/2020

Qualify to become a Readiness Cohort Leader through the Readiness Challenge process and your leadership will be recognized on a global stage with assistance and benefits with a value of over $250,000 - all directed at solving a problem you share with other cities. You will also be showcased monthly through the Council's global digital platform, including editorial, case study development and a video interview series to share with others. Help your city, other cities and accelerate your project planning.

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