Smart City Concepts

India's Smart Cities Challenge: 98 contending cities

Mon, 2015-08-31 16:06 -- SCC Staff

The India Smart Cities Challenge is a competition designed to inspire and support municipal officials as they develop smart proposals to improve residents' lives. Pratap Padode of the Smart Cities Council India explains that the best proposals receiving funding from the Ministry of Urban Development.

Digital India can be a huge fillip for healthcare and education

Mon, 2015-08-31 03:36 -- Pratap Padode

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, which aims to offer a one-stop shop for government services, would use the mobile phone as the backbone of its delivery mechanism. Five hundred million people will come together on the Internet. This has never happened before anywhere in the world.

Need a partner? Navigant ranks top smart city vendors

Fri, 2015-08-28 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Vendors play a critical role as cities work toward smart infrastructure upgrades to enhance livability and economic vitality. Now Navigant Research has released a report that lists and ranks the suppliers it considers most capable of helping cities reach their goals. (We're not boasting, but the top five are Council partners.)

Tour to bring more cities into India’s smart cities fold

Wed, 2015-07-22 06:00 -- SCC Staff

India's 100 smart cities initiative is well-known and most of the focus has, as planned, been on the first six major metro areas on the list. Now, the recently formed Smart Cities Council India is taking steps to include Tier II and Tier III cities in the program. Find out why (and how you can participate).

Most intelligent community? Find out why Columbus, Ohio is this year's choice

Fri, 2015-06-19 06:00 -- SCC Staff

In ranking Columbus, Ohio, the No. 1 most intelligent community this year, the Intelligent Community Forum noted a rebirth of hope and a revolutionary approach to new ideas in the Midwest city. Click for details (and to see who Mayor Michael B. Coleman thanked for helping make it happen).