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The founder of SpaceX and Tesla is accustomed to flashy enterprises and larger-than-life dreams (that all seem to be coming to fruition), and now, he’s turning his attention to a simple problem that plagues all of us: Traffic. Because why shouldn’t it take us 29 minutes to get from New York to D.C.?
Ponce is the second largest in territorial extension [116 square miles]. It has 19 rural neighborhoods and 12 urban neighborhoods. The urban ones have 92 percent of energy, the rural ones do not have energy. We have seen in the plans that there are communities that will have electricity in 30 more weeks.
The World Bank and environmental advocacy group Global Environmental Facility (GEF) announced the launch of a new Urban Sustainability Framework during the World Urban Forum. The guide is designed to help cities become more sustainable through a "four-stage approach": create a vision for that sustainability, determine financing to put plans into practice, monitor, and evaluate implementation.
100 Resilient Cities (100RC) has partnered with the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University to launch the Resilience Accelerator, designed to help cities in the 100RC network develop strategic partnerships and advance resilience projects.
Cities, regional councils of government and government agencies can now compete in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, announced Thursday at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC. Technology and strategy firm Venture Smarter hosted the event, part of its Regional Smart Cities Initiative.
NEW CAUCUS ALERT — The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus is set to launch in early March, with Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) taking the lead, per a release from smart cities firm Venture Smarter, which hosted policy makers in Washington on Thursday.
The legislative branch is opening its doors to help those driving the smart city movement. The caucus will launch in early March, and allow stakeholders to convene with members of congress to discuss smart city and regional development.
The Smart Infrastructure Challenge will empower cities, councils of governments, and government agencies to work together to put forth innovative plans that reflect residential needs and improve connected infrastructure and transportation in their city or region. To help catalyze efforts, Venture Smarter will grant support services to the first 25 regional applicants to help launch interdisciplinary and interagency working groups.
WASHINGTON, DC – 02-15-2018 (Press Release Jet) — Today leaders from the FCC, DHS, Congress, Senate, The White House and other agencies and institutions gathered for the first Smart Regions Congress at the National Press Club. Topics covered at the event included broadband and connectivity...
The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will launch next month, co-chaired by Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, and Darrell Issa, R-CA. In a letter to colleagues, Clarke and Issa said the caucus "serves as a bipartisan group of members dedicated to bringing American communities into the 21st century through innovation and technological change."