New partners will contribute to council initiatives to educate cities on digital solutions that help improve citizens’ lives and livelihoods
Smart Cities Council has announced six new companies have joined its smart cities network.
The Smart Cities Council envisions a world where digital technology and intelligent design are harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs.
As partners, these companies will contribute their experience and expertise to the council’s Smart Cities Readiness Programme, which provides vendor-neutral education, coaching and consulting to help stakeholders understand how smart technologies contribute to more livable, workable and sustainable communities.
The council’s landmark Smart Cities Readiness Guide, a living online document used by thousands of cities, counties, states and provinces to help shape future initiatives, is a key component of the readiness programme.
“That so many innovative and prestigious global companies are interested in partnering with the council is not only a vote of confidence in our efforts to educate cities on the benefits of smart technologies,” said Jesse Berst, chairman, Smart Cities Council.
“It is also another signal that the private sector is stepping up to help our cities meet the enormous challenges they face – from swelling populations to aging infrastructure to the impacts of climate change.”
The latest additions to the council’s roster of smart cities are:
“IoT technology presents significant opportunities to help build safer, more efficient communities, and it all starts with connected lighting,” added Patrick Walker, vice president and general manager, outdoor and architectural lighting, Eaton.
“We look forward to working with the Smart Cities Council and its members to leverage the real estate of the physical light fixture to connect buildings and infrastructure, helping cities understand how energy is being used and apply data to improve efficiency and control across the board.”
Smart Cities Council is comprised of more than 120 partners and advisors who have reportedly generated $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and contributed to more than 11,000 smart cities projects.
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