The DSC Platform

The Developing Smart Cities (DSC) platform is a new way to inspire, engage and nurture a new generation of urban business innovators.

Designed as a knowledge and networking initiative of Smart Cities Advisors, the DSC platform is an online community for social impact and sustainability-focused professionals and enterprises in developing country cities, primarily those focused on affordable housing and urban regeneration businesses.

The DSC platform intends to facilitate, provide infrastructure for, and produce unique, actionable content for information exchange, network building, knowledge creation, leadership development and capacity building.

The platform was built as a response to the emerging phenomena of urban social enterprises and impact investors focused on housing and urban regeneration in developing markets. These emerging enterprises and investors are challenged to illustrate:

    • Business model clarity, proof of concept and profitability
    • Product design, reach & impact for low income households
    • Integration of appropriate sustainability elements
    • Differentiation of value-added vs. conventional approaches
    • Investment due diligence & pipeline-building
    • Development of appropriate housing finance products
    • Metrics and evaluation for social and environmental impact

Although planners and designers have resources, prizes and recognition, and community building opportunities for knowledge sharing, there is no support to make urban business and investment responsible, inclusive, sustainable and profitable.

Knowledge-driven networks create connections and build leaders. The DSC platform will act as a showcase for the accomplishments of urban and housing entrepreneurs and for innovations in urban housing and infrastructure by:

    • offering actionable insights on specific pressure points
    • linking needs with intelligence and experience
    • building visibility and improving transparency
    • accessing human, financial and physical capital and resources

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How To Find Us

Smart Cities Advisors, LLC
PO Box 3360
New York, NY 10008
Phone: 1-347-979-7854
Website: http://smartcitiesadvisors.com
Email: admin@smartcitiesadvisors.com
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