Welcome to the Smart Cities Council's page, which provides case studies, commentaries and resources to help guide communities to better outcomes for their residents. This section is exclusively sponsored by the Smart Cities Council, which publishes the free Smart Cities Readiness Guide to help local leaders craft a smart cities vision, plan of action and method of tracking progress.
The Smart Cities Readiness Guide is the world’s leading publication designed to help you create a vision for your city, build an action plan and measure your progress. Full of best practices and case studies, it is based on the experiences of cities like yours and the advice of the world’s foremost smart cities researchers and practitioners.
The Smart Cities Financing Guide, developed for the Smart Cities Council by the Center for Urban Innovation at Arizona State University, provides detailed, expert analysis of 28 municipal finance tools for city leaders investing in the future. Many of the tools represent alternatives to the traditional funding mechanisms municipalities have used for decades.
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