Venture Smarter is helping to define what a smart city means to you: Connectivity, Mobility, Security, Sustainability. Here is today's daily roundup of Smart City related news.
Smart Cities: A Tech-World to Bring Smart and Interconnected Technological Revolution
The innovative world of connectivity, information and communication technology (ICT), wireless sensors, and Internet of Things (IoT) are contributing to exponential growth in economies with industries such as manufacturing, automobiles, healthcare, energy & utility...
Gridlocked: Keeping Traffic Moving With New Technology
The four pillars of a smart city–connectivity, mobility, security, sustainability–have seen tremendous investments from cities globally. Northern Texas has specifically honed in on mobility efforts through their connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), smart traffic lights, and traffic data sharing initiatives.
Cybersecurity needs to be a competitive advantage
Whether it is driverless cars, digitized banking services, or smart government services – cyber attacks are a real danger, making cyber security extremely important. Businesses in some industries are beginning to form strategic partnerships to better combat cyber threats.
Sustainability megatrends: edie explores the future of sustainable business
The 20-page “megatrends report” explores the business impact of five global forces related to developments in sustainability: climate change; technology and innovation; population growth and social change; urbanization and smart cities; and economic growth. Many of these trends are being addressed through smart technology.
Insights Are Key To The Future Of Data-Driven Smart Cities
Big data is an essential force in nearly all industries today, yet there is a fundamental question being addressed still: how do you interpret data? Without the proper insights and analysis, smart cities will fail to derive real-world value from collected data. The answer? It comes down to establishing city specific objectives...
The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus provides a place where Members of Congress can convene with stakeholders from all different backgrounds, including but not limited to: industry stakeholders, state and local governments, and local community leaders. Join me exploring ways we can bridge the technological divide between urban and rural American communities by expanding smart infrastructure nationwide.
Here is a list of 'Smart Cities' events that we will be watching, hosting, and/or participating in this February...
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.
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.
USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. This program invests in equipment that uses broadband to help rural communities connect to educational and health care services. These vital services are part of the foundation of a high quality of life and enable communities to overcome the effects of remoteness and low population density by connecting them to the rest of the world through high-speed internet.
Public Safety is an important facet of smart planning. Today, we have the capability to create and adapt technology in a way that can not only provide us with tools for a safer response to emergency situations but also provide us with tools for smarter preparation.
It is exciting to hear Secretary Elaine Chao open the Detroit Auto Show by discussing how America can lead in technology and innovation by safely deploying Connected and Autonomous vehicles...
The Federal Government is beginning the process to develop policies on the evolution of autonomous transportation beyond self-driving cars to autonomous trucks, buses and additional ground-based vehicles.
This month the Venture Smarter community passed the 20,000 users benchmark, and the beta portal captured great insights on the state of smart cities happenings. But more importantly, it's 2018 and we are continuing our mission to democratize smart city planning, providing even small and medium sized communities the tools for smart city success stories that reach beyond big city limits.