Citizen engagement

1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly: a success story

Wed, 2018-11-21 09:15 -- SCC Europe Staff

The 1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly recently took place in Dublin, Ireland on the 9th of November. The day’s theme was Accelerating your innovation economy and focused on how smart city solutions can advance innovation and economic development. Honored by the attendance of the most reputable names in the Smart Cities industry, the stakeholder assembly quickly gained attention from all around Europe.

NYC's open data platform: turning a big, bright light on how the city works

Thu, 2018-09-27 17:17 -- Doug Peeples

New York City's government is very serious about sharing its data with the public, and it's not just a nod to transparency. The city sees its data as a resource anyone — from teachers and business owners to artists and students — can use to create value and do good things in their communities.

Lessons from Louisville: Smart cities emerge from engaged communities

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:47 -- Kevin Ebi

Change, in the form of new technologies and approaches, is leading to a time of incredible opportunity in Louisville. Learn how the 2018 Readiness Challenge winner brought stakeholders together to devise innovative solutions to combat inequality, improve mobility and safety, and boost engagement.

Baltimore's ambitious strategy to dramatically reduce food waste (and feed the hungry)

Thu, 2018-09-06 16:19 -- Doug Peeples

Americans toss more than 400 pounds of food per person year. That's a lot of wasted food that could be re-directed to feed people in need — and put to other, better uses than filling up landfills. That's exactly what Baltimore's new food recovery strategy intends to accomplish.

3 ways Kiev, Ukraine is rebuilding its reputation

Wed, 2018-08-08 06:45 -- SCC Europe Staff

The city of 3 million has developed a hub whose main goal is to inspire leaders and agents of change continue the development of both Kiev and Ukraine. In addition to creating a healthy city environment that caters to (and fosters) innovation, the city is looking for one key component to drive forward development: its citizens.