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How Local Governments are Investing in Technology to Emerge from the Pandemic

Wed, 2021-07-28 12:44 -- Connie Heath
07/27/2021

How Local Governments are Investing in Technology to Emerge from the Pandemic

As cities, counties and state agencies continue on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, they will continue to spend funds on bolstering their technology portfolios.

Cities helping cities - No barriers to becoming a smart city

Thu, 2021-07-01 09:41 -- Philip Bane
08/19/2020

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.

Four Major Themes in State and Local Government Contracting Hotspots for 2021

Wed, 2021-05-05 11:22 -- Connie Heath
05/05/2021

Four Major Themes in State and Local Government Contracting Hotspots for 2021

As our team at GovWin from Deltek was preparing our annual hotspots report on the state & local government market, we sifted through thousands of industry sectors and identified 10 products or services that are experiencing much faster growth in usage or adoption by SLED governments - based on factors like new technologies, new standards and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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