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Modi launches Jal Shakti, Bengaluru mandates rainwater harvesting

Karnataka soon to amend the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) Act to make usage of harvested rainwater mandatory for all buildings in Bengaluru. The Act will soon be amended to mandate all buildings across the city to harvest and use rainwater by installing a dual-pipe system compulsorily.

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The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) creates technology-based economic development strategies to accelerate innovation, imagination and the next generation of technology and technology companies. Created in 1985, CIT, a non-profit corporation, plugs gaps at the earliest stages of the Innovation Continuum – commercialization and seed funding – as it helps entrepreneurs launch and grow high-growth technology companies and create high-paying jobs for the future. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. Lastly, CIT builds the infrastructure for new innovation economies with expert broadband strategies.

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Improving Community Resilience with Data

Tue, 2021-05-04 23:39 -- Philip Bane

The Smart Cities Council is offered, as part of Infrastructure Week, a joint session with Readiness Challenge Winners Nashville, TN and Orange County, FL, on how communities can use community-scale data to bolster their economic, social, and environmental resilience. Cutting edge solutions that help communities use data to meet these needs will also be presented by Neighbourlytics, State of Place, and Xylem.

Orange County Needs Your Smart & Healthy Building Solutions

Tue, 2021-05-04 20:48 -- Philip Bane

Orange County Florida is a 2021 Winner of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. The winning project has three goals: First, reduce the contribution to carbon emissions caused by its building assets. Secondly, make these building assets safer and healthier for occupants. Third, use the Smart Cities Council's Readiness Program to increase the solutions considered during the 'scoping' phase of the pre-procurement process. The initial focus will be on the Orange County Convention Center ('OCCC') (the 2nd largest in the US) by inviting innovative solutions.

How the New Administration Might Impact Small Businesses Serving Local Governments

Thu, 2021-01-28 01:15 -- Connie Heath

Our Partners at GovWin discuss how the Biden Administration is likely to provide a very different environment for businesses providing all types of “smart” services, and this holds particularly true not just in the federal contracting world, but also for contractors seeking to do business with cities and other state and local governments.

Nashville uses Collaborative Acceleration

Wed, 2021-01-27 22:15 -- Philip Bane

Is your city acclerating the delivery of services to its residents? See how Nashville is solving these problems by participating in the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. Discover the need, the solutions and how Nashville is moving forward despite dealing with COVID, a tornado and a bomb explosion - all in the same year!