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Resource Library

Smart Cities Initiative Library

IEEE

IEEE Smart Cities Initiative brings together IEEE’s broad array of technical societies and organizations to advance the state of the art for smart city technologies. This resource library contains their webinars and newsletters.

Article

Smart Communities and Mobile Strategies: New Tools for Local Governments

International City/County Management Association

A good mobile strategy allows local governments to consider workflow for the whole of the organization and respond automatically to changes taking place in the community.

Resource Library

Resource Library

International City/County Management Association

Association of professional city and county managers and their employees, providing resources, training, and technical assistance. Their research covers a broad range of topic areas, but most applicable research areas are sustainable communities, local government and technology.

Guide

Smart Cities Readiness Guide

Smart Cities Council

This online document was assembled with input from many of the world’s leading smart city practitioners – the members and advisors of the Smart Cities Council. It will help you create a vision for the future of your own city. Equally important, it will help you build an action plan to get to that better future.

Resource Library

Resource Library

Smart City Dive

Online publication operated by Industry Dive; provides original analysis on news and events in the smart city industry.

Guide

Federal Smart Cities and Communities Programs Resource Guide

Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program

The Resource Guide describes Federally-funded research and development (R&D) programs in smart cities and communities. These R&D programs seek to embed new digital technologies into city/community infrastructure, systems, and services.

Report

Digital Transformation for Local Governments

International City/County Management Association

This report looks at how digital transformation can transform management in a way that empowers local government leaders and their staff with the tools they need to provide high-quality services for their communities.

Case Study

Smart Cities Solutions

Smart Cities Council

Here are case studies from around the world about everything from apps to infrastructure.

Guide

Smart Street Lighting 101

Smart Cities Council

treet lights are ubiquitous in cities today. They light downtowns, parks and public gathering places. They light industrial centers and suburban malls. And they light residential neighborhoods. In fact, street lights stretch into almost every nook and cranny in a city where people live or congregate regularly.

Podcast

Beyond Electron - Ep. 2 What Makes a City Smart?

Smart City Dive

For more than a century, the system for generating and delivering electricity to homes and businesses has followed a one-way hub-and-spoke model. But that traditional approach of generating electricity at large power plants and delivering it long distances to customers is quickly giving way to a much more dynamic, sustainable and customer-centric model.

Resource Library

Live Learning Center

Rural Broadband Association

The NTCA Live Learning Center is a portal of on-line learning opportunities for rural telecom professionals to gain knowledge and grow professionally. The portal contains recordings of sessions that were originally held live at the annual RTIME or Fall Conferences.

Report

Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities

International City/County Management Association

An ICMA report focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide growth in rural areas while protecting natural and working lands and preserving the rural character.

Resource Library

Resource Library

GovTech

Everyone is talking about smart cities. And yet, new public- and private-sector questions are emerging as more organizations engage with this global technology megatrend. So how can you take these opportunities to the next level? Here are answers and resources to consider.

Resource Library

Resource Library

Smart Cities Council

International network of companies and thought leaders advancing advocacy and action around smart technology and infrastructure. Promote cities that embody the three values of Livability, Workability, and Sustainability.

Report

How Cities Are Using Smart Streetlights

Smart City Dive

Smart streetlights support numerous local goals, from reduced greenhouse gas emissions to improved public safety and faster emergency response. But with limited budgets and competition for public dollars, integrating the technology has its challenges.