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Prioritizing Public Safety and Resilience in Smart Cities and Regions

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. 

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Public-private-partnerships and financing smart city development

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.

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Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will explore the Workforce of the Future in upcoming roundtable session

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.

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Webinar recordings now available for download - Smart Infrastructure Challenge

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.

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Congressional Smart Cities Caucus to officially launch March 13th

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and Congressman Darrell Issa invite you to the launch of The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus on March 14th, 2018. The Congressional Caucus on Smart Cities will serve as an informal group of Members dedicated to issues related to the transformation of our communities to smart cities, how it will bring about innovation and technological change, and the role that Congress can play in this transformation.

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Rhonda Binda shortlisted in Europe's 2018 Smart Cities People's Choice Award

Venture Smarter's VP of Policy, Rhonda Binda, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Smart Cities People's Choice Award and needs your vote!  The award is part of the IoT World Series and the winner will be announced at the Smart to Future Cities Summit on Wednesday, April 25th in London.  Among 6 others shortlisted, Rhonda is the only representative from the United States!

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Smart Regions Congress: Meet the Speakers [RSCI]

RSCI has announced speakers and forum leaders for the Smart Regions Congress event in Washington DC on February 15th.  The interdisciplinary group of leaders will explore and discuss the challenges and successes that arise when building smart regions that put people first. 

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5 topics that leaders will discuss at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC

Smart cities and regions use technology as a tool to create better places to live, work, and visit. But efforts towards smart planning and development don't happen on their own, and they cannot take place in silos. Smart solutions require regional collaborations and interoperable solutions that improve people's lives, increase public service delivery, and alleviate strained municipal budgets.

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At the Smart Regions Congress, leaders in DC will convene to talk about technology, policy, and strategy

At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, attendees will join leaders from top Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Councils of Government, elected and public officials, and industry experts from around the nation as we explore the opportunities and challenges presented by building smart cities and regions that use advanced technologies and the Internet of Things to optimize or altogether replace outdated systems and infrastructure.

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7 takeaways from the Venture Smarter NYC: Smart Cities Leadership Forum

Leaders from government, academia, and business gathered just last week at the New York Bar Association for a leadership forum aimed at setting smart city development goals in NYC and beyond.  The turn-out couldn't have been better.  With more than 40 guests in attendance, it quickly became standing room only.

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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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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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