Smart Cities Council Posts City Resources
The Smart Cities Council offers civic leaders tremendous resources to support their smart journey. You'll also find important financing guides, open data guides, and readiness guides for your review.
What Exactly is a Smart City?
Smart cities are not one size fits all. Yet, the smart-cities movement could benefit from frameworks like the Smart Cities Wheel that allow a common language to develop amongst citizens, city staff, mayors, and the private sector.
Date - March 06, 2018 Author - High River Times
Businesses in town will have the opportunity to access services at speeds 100 times greater than what is currently offered
Date - June 14, 2017 Author - Cantech Letter
The city of Edmonton and Strathcona County, Alberta have ranked among the best open cities in Canada
Date - March 07, 2017 Author - City of Edmonton
Edmonton is the first municipality in Canada and the United States to adopt the International Open Data Charter.
Date - March 03, 2017 Author - Sharon Crowder, The Globe and Mail
St. Albert, a small Alberta city, is moving forward on an ambitious plan for growth based on early adoption of new urban technologies
Date - December 07, 2016 Author - Doug Neuman, St. Albert Gazette
St. Albert will start to become a smarter city in 2017 after council approved a Smart City implementation and policy plan.
Date - October 04, 2016 Author - City of St. Albert
St. Albert City Council approved a detailed strategy that describes how the community will adopt a “Smart City” approach to its growth and modern service priorities.
Date - May 25, 2016 Author - Victoria Paterson, St. Albert Gazette
St. Albert’s smart city master plan released for final stakeholder consultation, with expected approval September 2016 and inclusion in future budget deliberations.
Date - April 14, 2015 Author - City of St. Albert
Residents and businesses are invited to have their say at upcoming public input sessions on how St. Albert could use technology, data, and innovation to support efficiency and quality of life.
Date - November 05, 2014 Author - Dave Mabell, Lethbridge Herald
Economic Development Lethbridge, backed by a number of the city’s leading employers, is proposing a high-tech partnership over the next four years.
Date - April, 2018 Author - Smart City Alliance
Regular issue of the Alliance's Bits and Bytes newsletter
Date - March, 2017 Author - IBI Group
IBI Group believes that the Smart City is about connecting the pieces, by understanding the details of each piece.
Date - December, 2016 Author - University of Alberta and University of Calgary
The last 50 years of ICT have demonstrated that even though one cannot predict, you can prepare and be ready to exploit new technologies as they arrive
Date - December, 2016 Author - Smart Cities Council
Open data is about transparency, about giving citizens access to the data their tax dollars help create and it’s about innovation
Date - December, 2016 Author - Smart Cities Council
The Smart Cities Readiness Guide® is the first collaborative and comprehensive framework for a smart city, against which cities can assess their readiness to innovate
Date - November, 2016 Author - Smart City Alliance
The City of St. Albert has approved an innovative and unique strategy which sets out a vision of how the community can grow as a Smart City
Date - May, 2016 Author - Drs Anshuman Khare and Terry Beckman, Athabasca University
Drs Anshuman Khare and Terry Beckman at Athabasca University have provided a summary of the results of the “Ideas to Implementation” collaboration session at the 2016 Smart City Symposium.
Date - February, 2014 Author - BSI Group
The smart city framework (SCF) distils current good practices into a set of consistent and repeatable patterns that city leaders can use to help develop and deliver their own smart city strategies.
Date - January, 2014 Author - European Parliament
An analysis of the objectives and Europe 2020 targets of Smart City initiatives finds that despite their early stage of development, Smart City objectives should be more explicit, well defined and clearly aligned to city development, innovation plans and Europe 2020 in order to be successful.
Date - July, 2013 Author - Forrester Research
This reports looks at the recent trends in technology adoption in the city/local government sector and provides guidance to city CIOs on how best to leverage smart city service providers to help them along the path to becoming smarter.
Date - September, 2012 Author - Cisco Systems
The Smart City Framework describes a process that helps key stakeholders understand how cities operate, define city objectives and stakeholder roles, and understand the role of ICT within physical city assets.
Date - January, 2012 Author - State University of New York
The framework suggests directions and agendas for smart city research and outlines practical implications for government professionals.
Date - June, 2011 Author - Philip Carter, Bill Rojas and Mayur Sahni
Assessing the Environmental, Social and Economic Impact of Intelligent X on Future Cities and Communities
Date - January, 2011 Author - Accenture
By unlocking technology, infrastructure and public data, cities can open up new value chains that spawn innovative applications and information products that make possible sustainable modes of city living and working.
Date - July, 2010 Author - IBM
This IBM Institute for Business Value study on creating smarter cities shows how cities can assess and monitor progress in optimizing core systems against a set of key parameters, as well as determine how they measure up to their peers.
Date - February, 2010 Author - IT World Canada
To successfully deliver on the smart city vision, CIOs should have a clear understanding of what the smart city is, its key drivers, and their role in it.
June 04 – 06, 2018
The annual ICF Summit is unlike any municipal, urban planning or economic development conference you attend.
May 07 – 08, 2018
Smart Cities Expo World Forum combines the power of collocated conference with a state-of-the-art expo floor.
January 23, 2018
Webinar on the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge, geared towards applicants – municipalities, local or regional governments, or Indigenous communities.
November 23, 2017
Join experts from the Alberta Smart City Alliance at the 2017 AUMA Convention to discuss the importance of a Smart City approach for your community and hear practical stories and advice on how to move forward.
November 1, 2017
Esri Canada is pleased to host the Smart Communities Leadership Forum. This is your exclusive invitation to attend this executive event that will demonstrate what it takes to become a smart community.
October 29 – 02, 2017
The ITS World Congress brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems.
October 24 – 25, 2017
Intelligent Cities, also known as “smart cities” are driven by the power of internet connectivity to augment the performance and services provided by the cities.
September 21 – 22, 2017
Learn how to build collaborative eco-system that will provide for a sustainable journey to sustainable cities.
August 30, 2017
This interactive webinar will present findings thus far from the Open Smart Cities in Canada project.
June 20 – 21, 2017
Connected+ is Canada’s #1 IoT Conference & Expo returning June 20-21 alongside Big Data Toronto and AI Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
June 15 – 17, 2017
We need to make decisions now about what the future will look like, instead of debating what is changing and how fast. We need to engage with future, with vision, and consider the effects.
March 20 – 22, 2017
The MISA Prairies Annual Conference and Trade Show is the principle municipal information technology conference in the Prairies.
November 26 – 26, 2016
This electrifying convention will set direction and take action for Alberta’s economic recovery and long-term diversification.
October 14 – 16, 2016
The inaugural Alberta Open Data Summit will be held October 14 & 15 at the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton.
October 13, 2016
A smarter government is one that is able to make use of all the information available to better understand and optimize its operations and limited resources.
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