Bond Ratings and Smart Cities
With Moody’s indicating they will begin to factor cybersecurity and climate risks into bond ratings, it has become critical to build resilience into all phases of smart city planning. Chris Rezendes of Context Labs elaborated on this at the Smart Regions Congress event that Venture Smarter hosted in February.
In the City of Cincinnati, a paradigm shift here could yield drastic consequences, but leaders are ahead of the game, already using IoT for storm water management, data and analytics to bolster transparency and public service delivery, and efficient energy efforts to clean up the grid.
Bond Ratings and Smart Cities will be a hot topic during the morning panels this year at the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit on Thursday, April 26th. Those that can't attend in person will be able to tune into the live stream beginning at 9am.
It is there that the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge will also kick-off, encouraging regional teams to integrate IT systems into infrastructure planning to optimize or altogether replace outdated systems and infrastructure.
1. Attend and discuss Smart Cities and Bond Ratings at the Smart Cincy Summit where themes will revolve around smart mobility and infrastructure - Click Here
2. Participate in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge in your region to compete for funding, access to financing, and support - Click Here
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In the United States we face crumbling infrastructure problems, yet continue to rebuild outdated and inefficient systems. It's time we think differently about infrastructure. States from Ohio and Colorado to Virginia and Nevada are well on their way.
With the acquisition, Venture Smarter will launch Venture Smarter Labs, adding a new business unit to the growing company that focuses on ‘working together to build smart cities, regions, and industries.’ Labs will work with businesses, investors, agencies, and universities to enable impact and innovation leveraging advanced technologies.
Monday, May 14th - Washington, DC - Venture Smarter - Congressional Smart Cities Caucus meets with stakeholders to explore how technology and automation will impact future workforce and education needs.
Are you a solution provider in the smart cities space? Are you interested in supporting teams responding to the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge? You can now sign up to be a Smart Infrastructure Challenge Solution Provider to get matched with collaborators and response teams.
Venture Smarter was excited to welcome Michael Dunaway and Dean Skidmore to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit to help shine a light on the importance of prioritizing public safety and resilience in smart and connected development projects.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Oscar Bode (CEO, Smart City Capital) discussed his firm taking a leading role in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge and painted a picture for how new public-private-partnership models can accelerate and expand smart city development efforts.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit speakers and presenters across sectors and agencies shined a bright light on their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to accelerate the development of smart city efforts across Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region.
On Monday, May 14th the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will host its third stakeholder roundtable to focus on the future of the workforce. The discussion will explore educational requirements to prepare citizens with the skills required in the 21st century economy. Among other topics, the conversation will also hone in on the importance of public-private-partnerships in developing workforce success stories across smart cities and regions.
Venture Smarter has hosted several webinars related to the Smart Infrastructure challenge. Recordings of these past sessions are now available and can be downloaded by clicking on the respective dates below. We have additional webinars coming up that are open to the public. If you would like to attend any of these online sessions, please click on the respective dates to register.
Owners of hundreds of buildings across D.C. will soon be required to make investments to improve their energy performance under a sweeping new law.
The role, which will be filled by Joshua Edmonds, is aimed at helping the city address digital equity issues, specifically when it comes to expanding access to the Internet for residents of Detroit.
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A survey finds that the majority of operators have been hit by two or more cyber attacks over the past two years.
A bill that would establish a dedicated Broadband Office to expand internet access in Washington state is working its way through the legislature at the request of Gov. Jay Inslee.
Karsun Solutions LLC on Thursday received a five-year, $80-million contract to develop technology to expedite the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grants process before and after disasters.
On the first day of the Smart Cities Connect conference in Denver, speakers highlighted how various cities' efforts to collaborate have helped to advance smart initiatives.
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser this week announced three initiatives in Washington, D.C., this week to maximize opportunity zones (OZ) benefits in the nation’s capital. The city committed $24 million to properties that support affordable housing, workforce development and the growth of small businesses in the district’s 25 OZs.
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