All over the world, smart technologies are transforming cities. Reducing congestion. Cutting crime. Slashing emissions. Boosting resilience. Modernizing infrastructure. Giving citizens web and smartphone access to city services.
Yet far too often, these benefits do not extend to those most in need. The poor. The disabled. The homeless. Those without Internet access.
The same digital technology that improves infrastructure can also improve the human condition. City leaders simply need to know how so they can put it to work for their most vulnerable citizens. Providing that "know how" is the mission of the Smart Cities Council's Compassionate Cities effort.
The Council is a trusted advisor to equip cities with tools and knowledge to cope with expanding populations, shrinking budgets and aging infrastructure. It is comprised of the world's foremost smart city practitioners advised by unbiased, independent experts, including top universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups and development banks.
The Council’s goal is to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with best practices and vendor-neutral guidance on technology, finance, policy and citizen engagement.
Location: Redmond, WA, USA