Readiness Guide Information Center

Welcome to the Information Center, an ever-expanding library of resources to help you along the smart city path. Whether you are looking for inspiration and best practices from pioneering smart city initiatives around the world -- or practical, hands-on tools and expert advice to advance your city's smart city objectives -- you'll find all of that and much more here. Be sure to check back often as we are continually updating the Information Center with helpful new materials.

A Better World for Jessica Orji in Nigeria

Fri, 2016-04-22 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Jessica Orji of Lagos, Nigeria believed the "Internet was a man’s world." That was before she attended a computer course through Intel #SheWillConnect. Now with the skills and confidence to explode that myth, she’s using the Internet to grow her hairdressing business -- and inspiring other girls in her community.

Real-Time Data is Improving India’s Vaccine Systems

Mon, 2016-04-18 10:50 -- Compassionate C...

Watch this video to learn how eVIN is modernizing and strengthening India’s vaccine logistics systems. eVIN is an electronic, real-time monitoring system that helps healthcare officials ensure adequate supply of vaccines to every child in need. It's being rolled out in 12 Indian states.

Urban Farming - How Our Cities Can Grow Local, Affordable Food

Mon, 2016-04-11 13:13 -- Compassionate C...

Some 23 million Americans currently don't have access to grocery stores, according to this video from the California Academy of Sciences. Learn how young people are designing creative solutions to give more people access to fresh and healthy foods and combat food deserts in our communities.

Working Together to Connect a Community in Rwanda

Fri, 2016-04-08 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Today someone says connecting communities and we think of digital technologies. But there are other kinds of connections that matter too. Watch this video to learn how CH2M and the nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity built a 97 meter suspended bridge in Butare, Rwanda to help children get to school and residents to work, doctors and markets.

Smart Water Technology - Creating the Cities of Tomorrow

Thu, 2016-04-07 13:30 -- SCC Staff

Smart water technology is revolutionizing the water utility industry, enabling the leap from paper orders and mechanical meters to workforce automation and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems. And mobile workforce management is a big part of it. Read the ebook from Council Associate Partner Clevest to find out more.

Beating the Odds

Mon, 2016-03-28 10:58 -- Compassionate C...

Hajira Attah wanted to be the first in her family to go to college but she had a 1.7 GPA and low SAT scores. All eight schools she applied to said no. Then she heard about Johnson C. Smith University. It was willing to take a risk on her. How did it turn out? Click to watch a short video from the Gates Foundation.