Council Press Releases

Smart Cities Council Announces Finalists for 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants

01/29/2018

Smart Cities Council, the sector’s largest coalition, today announced the finalists for its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, of which five will be selected in early March to receive mentoring as well as tailored products and services to accelerate their smart city initiatives. Additionally, Puerto Rico will be awarded a special Readiness Challenge Grant to help accelerate its hurricane recovery efforts.

Meet our 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant finalists (and one humanitarian grant winner)

01/28/2018

Here are the 10 finalists for this year’s Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants. Learn about their ambitious visions and the steps they’re already taking to achieve them. Also, hear about our special award to help Puerto Rico recover faster from last year’s devastating hurricane.

Smart Cities Council Enhances 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants through New Partnerships and Expanded Benefits for Five Winning Communities

10/27/2017

The Smart Cities Council, the world's largest smart cities network, will award additional benefits through its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants to five North American communities looking to accelerate their smart city initiatives.

North American Government Leaders Meet at Smart Cities Week to Explore How Winning a Readiness Challenge Grant Can Make their Communities Smarter

10/03/2017

The Smart Cities Council ‒ the world's largest smart cities network ‒ hosted government representatives today during a half-day coaching workshop at the organization’s annual conference Smart Cities Week.

The Edison Electric Institute and the Smart Cities Council Partner to Advance Smart Cities Initiatives

09/29/2017

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Smart Cities Council today announced a multi-pronged partnership to encourage smarter, more resilient, sustainable cities. EEI will join the Council as a Global Lead Partner.

Smart Infrastructure as Key Focus at Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. Oct. 3-5

09/27/2017

Smart infrastructure is the theme for Smart Cities Week 2017, which returns to the nation's capital for the third straight year Oct. 3-5. North America's premier smart cities conference and exhibition will bring together visionary leaders and thinkers from all levels of government to see, hear and be inspired by real-world examples of smart infrastructure solving tough urban challenges.

Smart Cities Week returns to Washington, D.C. Oct. 3-5 with focus on smart infrastructure

08/09/2017

Smart infrastructure is the theme for Smart Cities Week 2017, which returns to the nation's capital for the third straight year Oct. 3-5. North America's premiere smart cities conference and exhibition will bring together visionary leaders and thinkers from all levels of government to see, hear and be inspired by real-world examples of smart infrastructure solving tough urban challenges.

Smart Cities Council and 2017 Challenge Grant winner Indianapolis gather community partners to plot next steps in Indy’s smart city journey

07/20/2017

Mayor Joe Hogsett calls it a day of “big ideas and big thoughts” that will ensure Indianapolis continues to progress with passion and innovation throughout the 21st Century.

Expanded Smart Cities Readiness Guide reveals how cities can deliver "happiness for less"

07/11/2017

The Smart Cities Council, the world's largest smart cities network, just announced an important expansion of its landmark Smart Cities Readiness Guide. New material on Digital City Services – services delivered by browser or smartphone ‒ explains why and how cities are “going digital” to gain competitive advantage.

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