First Session Nashville Mitigating the Impact of Urban Flooding (10/20/20)
See video where Nashville explains the problem. Download their presentation and the US Water Alliance 'Water Rising' report which provided a framework for the Smart Cities Council's work with Nashville.
For our US network, this is one in a series of primers from the Smart Cities Council about how your US located community can ‘bounce back’ from your current situation during the Biden Administration. In this article we recommend that -
• It is ‘smart,’ to read what happened with the Obama Administration to understand the Biden Administration.
• It is ‘smart,’ to think resiliency and vulnerable populations.
• It is ‘smart,’ to think regional planning
We conclude this primer with research that shows that this approach will deliver jobs to your community
NOTE: This article was written before the inauguration and will be updated with practical advice on how to get 'ready' for Biden Administration smart city and infrastructure grants and opportunities. Subscribe to get updates.
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.
The Smart Cities Council is proud to announce the finalists for selection as 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 those cities that seek by improving their own city, also seek to improve your city. 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.
Smart Cities Council Partners have the unique opportunity to engage with multiple cities at the same time working together using the Council's Smart Cities Activator Platform.
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 -
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.
Call to action from Commonwealth of Virginia, led by CDO Rivero
The Commonwealth of Virginia, led by its Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero seeks to help your city address the many barriers to data sharing and review how Virginia was able to stand-up a COVID-19 dashboard in one(1) week sharing data between both state and private entities. This session, led by CDO Rivero and moderated by Dan Wu, both data experts is titled “Data sharing: civic data trusts’
Click through to the main article and sign up for Smart Cities Week Global 2020. Also consider joining a Readiness Cohort about Data Sharing where you work with other cities in resolving common problems. Join by applying to participate in the 2020 Global Readiness Challenge.
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.
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.