CH2M HILL, DNV GL and SunGard Public Sector have been added to the roster of companies in an industry coalition to advance smart city development and innovation.
The Smart Cities Council was formed in 2012 to support and educate cities about the best ways to improve their livability, workability and sustainability.
The companies are joining two dozen others in the Smart Cities effort, including IBM, Bechtel, Grid2020, Mastercard and Microsoft. The three additions demonstrate the growing global movement towards creating a sustainable future by collaborating across industries, the council says.
According to the council, CH2M HILL, DNV GL and SunGard Public Sector will add critical intellectual capital to its goal of providing city leaders with access to technology counsel, financial tools, policy frameworks, visibility campaigns and advocacy.
CH2M HILL is a global firm in consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management. DNV GL, which was formed by the recent merger of DNV, GL, DNV KEMA and GL Garrad Hassan, is the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society, the leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, and a leading energy expert in strategic advice, planning, implementation and energy delivery optimization. SunGard Public Sector brings software knowledge to the mix of industry leaders.