Smart Cities Standards Working Group to host monthly OPEN meetings

Smart Cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities are all leveraging advanced technology and IoT to create better experiences and optimize efficiencies. We are working together to open source agile, secure, interoperable technology standards and a supportive planning framework for municipal leaders. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Join us!

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The business case for smart cities

Smart City solutions should always do at least one of these three things: cut costs, create value, and/or generate revenue. In doing so, Smart City solutions will help alleviate strained municipal budgets while integrating advanced technology and the Internet of Things into our systems and infrastructure. These solutions will create open and transparent government, informed and engaged citizens, optimized public transit and public works solutions, healthier living environments, and equitable opportunities for residents regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers.

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Connecting smart city solutions, opportunities, and resources

Venture Smarter is working hard behind the scenes to democratize smart city planning. Venture Smarter's solution and opportunity portal connects users around available resources and addressable opportunity areas, all behind a validation firewall reserved for best-practices solution providers and verified solution seekers.

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Venture Smarter makes key hires, plans for growth

In April, Rhonda Binda spoke at the Smart Cincy Summit during her first visit to Cincinnati, OH. This summer, she announced she will join Cincinnati based Venture Smarter as the Vice President of Policy to help build smart cities and connected communities. Rhonda joins Mithell Kominsky, Busayo Odunlami...

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Inclusive Smart Cities Summit, Sept 12 at US Institute for Peace

The Inclusive Smart Cities Summit will bring together top leaders from across the globe to discuss the future of smart cities and the need for inclusivity in innovation. Join us to discuss, debate and learn how cities around the world are attacking the challenges surrounding the future of the workplace, workforce and transportation.

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Walkable, Bikeable, Regional

In Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky, the Cincy Red Bike Program literally goes beyond municipal boundaries, over bridges, and across state lines. Here in Newport, bikeshare programs and paths promote sustainable mobility, and smart city kiosks create solutions...

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TransitScreen partners with Panasonic to bring real-time transit data to smart cities

“Panasonic is one of the iconic brands of the digital era. Combining their nearly hundred year history with our team’s creativity and design capabilities will create remarkable opportunities for innovation,” TransitScreen CEO Matt Caywood said in a statement. “With Panasonic as our hardware, solutions, and integration partner, we will have the chance to bring our human-centric technologies to a national scale.”

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6 Takeaways from the Smart City Summit in Washington DC

The first event was held at 1776 in Washington, DC as innovators and investors discussed market challenges and opportunities over lunch and engaging discussions. From there, the group headed to The World Bank to work with World Bank Y2Y leaders to better understand how smart city solutions deployed domestically might compress the time to realization of next generation technology implementations in the developing world.

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What to expect at the Midwest IoT Showcase on October 25th

October is quickly approaching and we are excited to begin releasing details about the first Midwest IoT Showcase where guests will become immersed in all things smart cities and the Internet of things. The event will be the largest Regional Smart Cities Initiative event of the year bringing together key stakeholders to listen, learn, and play.

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$200 million from Bloomberg for Smart City Mayoral Challenge [Updated]

$200 million? Smart Cities and collaboration will win Bloomberg's mayoral challenge. On Monday, Michael Bloomberg told the U.S. Conference of Mayors that gridlock in Washington, D.C., has put the onus on the country's municipal leaders to rise to the challenges of today and tomorrow.  Bloomberg launched the American Cities Initiative with a promise to invest $200 million to help mayors run their cities, the largest philanthropic investment of its kind. He invited every city with at least 30,000 residents to propose bold new ideas for tackling big problems...

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