The Web Based Edition of Smart Cities Readiness Guide is Now Available

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 10, 2016

FREMONT, CA: The Smart Cities Council has announced the general availability of its Smart Cities Readiness Guide as a web-based resource. The Readiness Guide­–initially launched as downloadable PDF–helped hundreds of cities, from Hartford to Dubai to Mauritius to Yinchuan, in their quest to become the metropolises of the future.

"Cities around the world are already using the Readiness Guide to make tremendous progress in achieving economic, environmental and social sustainability, and we are pleased to make it easier for cities to navigate," said Jesse Berst, Chairman, Smart Cities Council.

The re-launched web version offers mayors, city managers, urban planners and staff members with unrestricted access to more than 200 relevant case studies along with the ability to print specific sections. The new format offers cities to make educated choices for tackling critical issues like rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, climate change and strong economic competition. Moreover, the web version enables Smart Cities Council to provide cities with regular updates on the latest technologies and guides them throughout the process of project selection, building business cases, reaching consensus, deployment, implementation, and measuring results.

Furthermore, the new web based edition strengthens the efforts of cities like Pittsburgh, PA, to create a more livable, workable and sustainable environment. "The Readiness Guide is an invaluable resource for our team," added Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, Pittsburgh. "It provides a common vocabulary plus lessons learned from actual smart city installations around the world."