The 3 T's of Smart Cities

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Smart Cities are workable and livable, relying on four pillars to achieve success: connectivity, mobility, security, and sustainability. One rising leader, Rhonda Binda, uses the 3T's approach when looking at the economic development of these smart cities: technology, transportation, and tourism. Each "t" plays a pivotal role across all four of the listed pillars when considering feasible solutions.

Rhonda's insights have proven vital in the ongoing development of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, in which we look very closely at each of the "T's" of Smart Cities throughout the platform and agenda.

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Access to, and advances in healthcare, education, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and other key sectors will all be driven by existing and emerging technologies. Smart Cities must leverage continuing advances in technology to promote digital literacy, healthy living, sustainable practices, seamless mobility, and fiscally responsible municipal practices. 


Physical mobility promotes economic mobility. In fact, every major paradigm shift throughout modern history has resulted in our quality of life more than doubling. The last major paradigm shift in transportation was in 1908, when Henry Ford invented the model T. It is time we automate transportation very similarly to how we have automated communication to begin the pursuit of doubling our quality of life and looking towards more sustainable, NextGen transportation solutions that promote opportunities for economic advancement and better interconnect regional ecosystems from downtown urban areas to rural and suburban main street America.


New dollars into local ecosystems is required for sustainable growth, but tourism drives a lot more than the bottom line. Thriving tourism reduces brain drain, helping to attract and keep top talent in the leadership pipeline in private and public sectors. Tourism drives innovation and cultural diversity. Tourism is the key to smart cities that is often times overlooked.


The conversation revolving around smart cities and realistic implementations lacks cohesiveness across the spectrum of stakeholders. One goal of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative is to explore solutions for just that. Sign the letter to show your support. More info coming soon.

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