People, Not Products - Strategies for Smart Growth

This means technology is the tool, not the focus, of smart city planning. As technology continues to disrupt policy, and is deployed to optimize and replace inefficient and outdated systems and infrastructure, the cities and regions that come out on top are-and-will-continue-to-be those that put people at the top of the planning hierarchy to focus on outcomes and impact that improve our collective quality of life regardless of socioeconomic or physical barriers.

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Leaders explore smart city goals in New York City

New York, NY - On Tuesday, December 12th, leaders from government, academia, and business will convene at the New York Bar Association for a leadership forum aimed at setting smart city development goals in New York City and beyond.

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Attend the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC on Feb 15th, 2018

Collaboration drives smart city success stories. On February 15th Venture Smarter is proud to invite regional leaders from around the country including those from various Metropolitan Planning Organizations to a forum focused on exploring and discussing regional success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to support smart strategies and efforts city to city, state to state, and region to region.

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NYC Leaders Plan for Local Impact, Global Reach

On Tuesday, December 12th at the New York Bar Association, leaders in government, business, and academia will come together to explore setting Smart City Development Goals in NYC and beyond. Topics will focus on connectivity, mobility, and resilience, and how we will leverage IoT and advanced technologies to optimize or replace our infrastructure and digital systems.

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What Authoring Various Technology Laws Taught Me About Running A Startup

Building a technology startup is hard. You must pinpoint and clearly define a meaningful problem, create a validated solution, and address your customer’s needs in a valuable proposition... Many people are surprised when I suggest that crafting and, ultimately, passing legislation into law, as a staffer on Capitol Hill has many parallels to running a startup.

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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

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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