Policy frameworks and tools

What policies can unleash the benefits of smart cities while safeguarding citizen privacy and other rights? This section covers policy ideas and innovations from around the world.

Executive Summary: Smart Infrastructure Unlocks Equity and Prosperity for Our Cities and Towns

Thu, 2016-09-22 11:30 -- SCC Staff

As the U.S. election season focuses attention on national priorities, the Smart Cities Council has released a policy brief detailing how smart infrastructure investments in our cities and towns will create jobs and promote greater prosperity for all. Click to read the executive summary or download the full report.

Addressing Water Scarcity Through Recycling and Reuse: A Menu for Policymakers

Fri, 2016-01-29 14:05 -- SCC Staff

This policy review, a white paper from Council Lead Partner GE, provides a valuable starting point for governments to evaluate the appropriate mix of policies that will best fit their needs as they work to expand their water recycling and reuse programs. It offers policy options as well as examples from throughout the world.

Smart Cities Open Data Guide

Mon, 2015-08-24 11:40 -- SCC Staff

Ready to start down the open data path but not sure where to begin? The Smart Cities Open Data Guide is a collection of lessons learned and best practices from cities that blazed the open data trail. It offers resources and expert guidance for city leaders and staff to get started on their own open data initiatives.

Developing a City Strategy for Cybersecurity: A 7-Step Guide for Local Governments

Tue, 2014-10-21 11:15 -- SCC Staff

Cybersecurity is an issue that can't be ignored at any level of government. To help cities prioritize risks and assign roles and responsibilities for key aspects of cybersecurity within their infrastructures, Microsoft just released a set of recommendations every city should consider. Click to download a copy.