Press from the Smart Regions Congress
The Smart Regions Congress explored success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate and build smart cities and regions that put people first.
The interdisciplinary group of leading participants discussed requirements like interoperable technologies, evolving policies, dynamic project funding, and collaborative partnerships for building a future that utilizes technology as a tool to improve people's lives.
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The announcement for the new caucus was delivered by Venture Smarter, a firm which aims to use technology as a tool for city and regional planning, as part of their Smart Regions Congress Leadership Forum held Feb. 15. The initiative hopes to cover everything from broadband connectivity in urban, suburban, and rural areas to cybersecurity to using smart technologies and strategies to tackle the opioid and heroin epidemic.
Cities, regional councils of government and government agencies can now compete in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, announced Thursday at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC. Technology and strategy firm Venture Smarter hosted the event, part of its Regional Smart Cities Initiative.
NEW CAUCUS ALERT — The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus is set to launch in early March, with Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) taking the lead, per a release from smart cities firm Venture Smarter, which hosted policy makers in Washington on Thursday.
The legislative branch is opening its doors to help those driving the smart city movement. The caucus will launch in early March, and allow stakeholders to convene with members of congress to discuss smart city and regional development.
The Smart Infrastructure Challenge will empower cities, councils of governments, and government agencies to work together to put forth innovative plans that reflect residential needs and improve connected infrastructure and transportation in their city or region. To help catalyze efforts, Venture Smarter will grant support services to the first 25 regional applicants to help launch interdisciplinary and interagency working groups.
WASHINGTON, DC – 02-15-2018 (Press Release Jet) — Today leaders from the FCC, DHS, Congress, Senate, The White House and other agencies and institutions gathered for the first Smart Regions Congress at the National Press Club. Topics covered at the event included broadband and connectivity...
The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will launch next month, co-chaired by Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, and Darrell Issa, R-CA. In a letter to colleagues, Clarke and Issa said the caucus "serves as a bipartisan group of members dedicated to bringing American communities into the 21st century through innovation and technological change."