Smart Cities Council announced 10 finalists for the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program. Five of these cities — which will be announced on February 8 — will receive tailored Readiness Workshops to develop a roadmap for applying smart technologies to further innovation, inclusion and investment within their cities.

Smart Cities Council announced that it will host a West Coast version of its Smart Cities Week conference in Santa Clara, Calif., on May 8-10, 2017. The new annual conference, which will focus on next-generation technologies, builds on the success of Smart Cities Week Washington, D.C.