Smart Cities Council brings together private sector organisations dedicated to improving the world’s cities
EY has announced that it has become a global lead partner of the Smart Cities Council (SCC), the industry coalition, which advances smart city development and innovation.
In this role, EY will support the Council and its members in creating better, safer and more resilient cities by using an integrated approach to better connect communities; improve citizen services; power economic development, and manage resources more intelligently.
EY has extensive experience in delivering smart city services globally including infrastructure, digital, mobility and energy services.
George Atalla, EY Global Government & Public Sector leader said: “Cities around the world are growing at an unprecedented pace and this higher level of urbanisation brings both opportunities and risks to businesses, governments and society at large.
“Technology is crucial for connecting disparate urban systems, but technology alone cannot solve the social, environmental and logistical issues that growing cities face. The future belongs to governments, businesses and entrepreneurs who work together to create citizen-centric, resilient cities.
“We are excited to work with the Council and its members to continue our leading role in supporting the cities of today in becoming the cities of tomorrow.“
The Smart Cities Council brings together a range of private sector organisations dedicated to improving the world’s cities.
Jesse Berst, chairman of Smart Cities Council, said: “The Smart Cities Council works with organisations around the globe to help cities become smarter through a combination of advocacy and action. With EY’s global and cross sector experience, we, and our members, gain a powerful and insightful partner to facilitate the development of future cities that truly benefit their citizens.”
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