On Wednesday morning, Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that the City of Orlando is one of five cities that will partner with the Smart Cities Council for the 2017 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. Smart Cities is a partnership aims to build “digital infrastructure that makes city services instantly and conveniently available anytime, anywhere.”
Orlando was selected because of it’s ongoing commitment for using tech to advance city services and making information accessible to it’s residents.
“The City of Orlando is excited about this opportunity to work together with the Smart Cities Council and our Central Florida community to build out a unique program that will further improve the lives of our residents and visitors,” said Dyer. “Through access to international industry experts, new data and communication technologies, participating in the challenge will continue to ensure Orlando is a more intelligent, interconnected and efficient City.”
Through the challenge, the Council will host a Readiness Program Workshop customized for the City Beautiful’s priorities and will provide in-kind contributions from professional services and experts who are advancing smart city practices from all over the world.
The other cities selected for the challenge include Austin, Indianapolis, Miami and Philadelphia.