Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will explore Smart Mobility at April 24th Roundtable

Posted by Zack Huhn:

Congressional Smart Cities Caucus

The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus launched earlier this year to streamline the creation of policies that accelerate smart development efforts across cities and regions of all sizes in the United States. This month, the focus of the caucus turns toward 'Smart Mobility,' which is timely as many federal agencies, state governments, and municipalities are trying to navigate the pathway to smart and connected transportation solutions.

On April 24th, leaders will convene at the Capitol Hill Visitors Center beginning at 11am to continue the conversation, honing in on Smart Mobility. If you are interested in attending to become a part of the conversation, email for free registration information. We will also share a detailed event recap following the gathering. This roundtable will take place just two days before the launch of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, which is open for regional teams across the country. 

The first round table, hosted last month, focused on connectivity in smart cities - success stories, challenges, and opportunities to improve. We discussed broadband, wireless, and 5g, and aligned around the consensus that connectivity is the foundation of any smart development effort. But it's not just about the technology. We must connect our people, places, things, and information. As a part of that, we need to ensure residents and neighborhoods are connected, with access to devices, networks, and digital literacy training where needed. Advancements in connected infrastructure and systems will optimize public service delivery, and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Legislation should be crafted to support rapidly evolving connectivity solutions, but security and privacy planning must lead the conversation. And new solutions proposed should reflect the wants and needs of constituents in any given area.

Other upcoming Smart Cities Caucus events:

  • Tuesday, May 14th - Workforce
  • Tuesday, May 29th - Sustainability