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Bhopal commences work on drainage cleaning ahead of monsoon

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has begun the pre-monsoon cleaning of drains here in the state capital. With BMC's focus on Covid-19, many important operations like pre-monsoon preparedness had taken a back seat.

SCC Partner Spotlight

Covestro, the inventor and leader in high-tech material solutions, is a global polymer producer in polyurethanes and its derivatives as well as polycarbonates. Covestro has a proven track record of process and product innovation, customer proximity as well as market-driven solutions.  The company’s products and application solutions are found in nearly every area of modern life. Innovation and sustainability are the driving forces behind the organization’s continuous development of its products, processes and facilities.

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2021 looks good for smart cities in the US

Fri, 2020-02-07 21:09 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2020

IDC recently identified the US as one of the top smart city markets for 2020. This forecast is reinforced by the policy proposals of 2020 US Presidential candidates. In fact, we found a strong focus on not only infrastructure; but also 'smart infrastructure. With proposals for broadband deployment, $1B smart city grants, green infrastructure and with three x-mayors in the race, it looks like smart cities and smart infrastructure is on everyone's agenda with strong potential for action in 2021.

Winning cities are ready

Wed, 2020-02-05 19:38 -- Philip Bane
02/05/2020

If your city is smart – then you should be helping other cities. Our societies acknowledge excellence …and expect those who are better to teach the rest of us. STOP seeking conference awards and global rankings! If your city is smart, you need to be helping other cities solve the problems you have solved – AND Smart Cities Activator project roadmaps (that show how to solve a city need) are the most effective method to take this leadership role and make a difference.

What can a smart house teach a smart city?

Mon, 2020-02-03 00:13 -- Philip Bane
02/02/2020

Jarrett Campbell from Aveva and I have taught smart city workshops together. Jarret is a great story teller and holds our audience interest's when he talks about how he made his home smart and also how the Town of Cary, NC (one of the Council's 2018 Readiness Challenge Winners) has implemented smart metering systems for water management. His stories are real-world, giving us a clear example of 'how' any city can use smart technologies.

Smart Urbanation 2018

Fri, 2017-12-29 14:31 -- SCC India Staff
12/29/2017

SM@RT URBANATION co-located with 5th SM@RT CITIES SUMMIT is India’s leading platform for government and private stakeholders to debate, deliberate, dialogue and derive decisive ways to outline India’s urban reality and future strengthened with a technological revolution.

See how India’s smartest conclave in Telangana is shaping up at Smart Urbanation

Fri, 2017-12-29 12:21 -- SCC India Staff
12/28/2017

With all the glitter and shine, India’s newly found tech hub, Telangana, is all set to host the country’s smartest conclave ever—SMART URBANATION—from March 22 to 23, 2018 in Hyderabad. What’s more! The conclave is backed by India’s original tech-giant State, Karnataka and organized by the Smart Cities Council India (SCC).

Water and Wastewater

Few people need to be reminded of water’s importance. Along with energy, it is essential for everyday life. Water provides sustenance, supports industry and irrigates fields. But city administrations are struggling to meet rising demand from growing populations while contending with issues such as water quality, flooding, drought and aging infrastructure.

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