New York City plays host to forum on smart city development goals on December 12th

Smart City Development Goals will be discussed and catalyzed in New York City on December 12th, 2017. Participants from local, county, state, and federal government agencies, as well as their counterparts in business and academia, will explore setting smart city development goals in New York City and beyond that revolve around (a) connectivity, (b) mobility, and (c) resilience.

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Create or join a smart cities working group in your region

A new feature for Venture Smarter members (and it's free!) Create or join a project, community, or interest group on the Venture Smarter Portal. Discover, explore, and share new ideas, solutions, resources, and opportunities. Keep track of conversations across sectors and connect with collaborators to pursue new opportunities. Request access and join for free, setup is simple! Questions? (e) hello@venturesmarter.com

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"Smart City means dancing in the streets..." [Smart Regions Conference Recap Videos]

At the 2017 Smart Regions Conference, Keynote Speaker Anil Menon painted a picture of what it takes to create smart and connected communities. Step one: think regional. Listen to the thirty-minute keynote from Cisco's Global President of Smart+ Connected Communities, Anil Menon, and browse other clips from the Smart Regions Conference.

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Smart Regions Annual Report calls for interoperability, regionalism, and resilience

Discover and explore the 2016-2017 Smart Regions Annual Report that was produced following the Smart Regions Conference on October 25th, 2017. The report breaks down community building efforts that look at smart city solutions beyond municipal limits, and outlines how setting smart city development goals and using standards and interoperable planning can support smart city success stories in regions across the world. 

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Explore the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.

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ICYMI: Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development

This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. It presents summary conclusions on what is required for the IoT to reach billions of people living in the developing world, and also to accelerate income growth and social development as a result. I

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Improving childhood success pathways by 700%

We believe that smart city initiatives rooted in using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people can do a lot more than integrating technology and the Internet of Things into our systems and infrastructure.

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Building interoperable and resilient smart cities with Venture Smarter and IEEE

Venture Smarter is leading P2874, which will aggregate existing and emerging protocols to streaming smart city planning efforts with a focus on interoperability and resilience. Venture Smarter and IEEE Smart Cities are collaborating with hundreds of industry partners, municipal agencies, and technology experts from groups including IoT Impact Labs, Smart Cities Council, and more.

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Connectivity, Mobility, and Resilience key themes in new "CMR Index" for places and spaces - Coming 2018

Venture Smarter announced today a collaboration with industry leaders across sectors to launch the CMR Index to help map smart city success stories and opportunity areas focused on three core themes: connectivity, mobility, and resilience. Expected to launch in early 2018, the CMR Index will score and compare spaces and places, and is set to include support resources and guides for low scoring cities, states, and regions.

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VARTECH Recap: Gov't Opportunities in Smart Cities and IoT

The impact the government has on its constituents from leveraging big data and actionable analytics should only get more desirable as more information, people places, and things are connected. (VARTECH Solution Session "Government: Opportunities in Smart Cities and IoT")

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Rhonda Binda named Director of Regional Smart Cities Initiatives

Rhonda Binda is VP Policy for Venture Smarter and is now the Director of their Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. She has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division, and in the West Wing of the White House, under two administrations respectively. In between her government tours she practiced technology law with Alston & Bird. 

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