Brisbane, Nashville and Orange County in Florida submitted projects that the council judged would make a difference regionally and be replicable by other cities, globally.
Brisbane, Nashville, and Orange County have been named as the first set of Readiness Challenge winners for 2021.
The cities submitted projects in 2020 that the Smart Cities Council (SCC) judged would make a difference regionally and could be replicable by other cities, globally. These three cities have agreed to work with the council to accelerate their own plans and help other cities globally.
“Instead of four or more years of planning, we work with the city to accelerate their planning by identifying needs, recruiting stakeholders and scoping solutions – all with the goal of delivering benefits to its residents sooner with a larger range of solutions and better financing options”, said Philip Bane, managing director, Smart Cities Council.
This process includes multiple sessions of online collaborative planning (called “collaborative acceleration”) with other cities, experts and solution providers – all captured in the council’s online collaborative planning platform, the Smart Cities Activator.
Nashville intends, with the help of the SCC and its global network of experts, to continue refining its plan to mitigate the impact of urban flooding
Why the cities were chosen:
The Smart Cities Council is calling for applications from cities to be the next 2021 Readiness Challenge winner to work with other cities and receive more than $250,000 in expertise and solution scoping.
SCC envisions a world where digital technology and intelligent design are harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. The council is comprised of partners and advisors which have generated $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and contributed to more than 11,000 smart cities projects.
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