The 3 T's of Smart Cities
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.
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")
In 2018, the Department of Homeland Security will co-sponsor the Global City Teams Challenge. Central to the initiative is establishing proven smart cities practices and technology that can be replicated in cities around the world.
The House voted to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years.
Data allows us to make optimized decisions that don’t rely on gut feelings or assumptions but instead on real-results and actionable insights. Smart Cities will have HUGE data requirements. With that in mind, we must correct the course of big data planning to avoid death by data overload and silos of data sets. Thematically, we must consider:
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!
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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smartLINK and Telensa are partnering up in regions throughout the United States to streamline smart city solutions and the integration of the internet of things into our municipal infrastructure.
“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.”
Venture Smarter shares Bloomberg’s view that cities will determine the direction of the United States. That’s why Venture Smarter is committed to the philosophy of smart cities and the mission of democratizing smart city planning. Building a smart city is a team effort, but effective leadership is a critical component to any smart city success story.
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.
The Intelligent Community Forum named Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year at the Intelligent Community Awards Dinner on June 6 in Manhattan. The awards ceremony was the conclusion of the ICF’s annual Summit.
$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...
Venture Smarter is proud to announce its partnership with the World Bank Youth-to-Youth Community for Y2Y’s upcoming Youth Tech forum on smart cities. The forum, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 22 at the World Bank, will explore the role of today’s youth in creating the smart cities of tomorrow in developing regions.
Regional Smart Cities Initiatives spring forth from a fundamental truth: Smart cities can’t exist in a vacuum. Partnerships with neighboring municipalities and other entities will be essential to the success of any smart cities effort. The message that we’re stronger when we work together resonates in every language. And that includes the language of machines...
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