Let's Talk Smart Cities - Daily Roundup - 5/18
Venture Smarter is bringing smart technology to cities everywhere to support city leaders, improve economies, and better the lives of residents. Here's our Daily Roundup of #smartcities related news.
SMART CITY REPORTS
Smart city development now a global phenomenon
Global smart city developments are official with +250 smart city projects underway throughout 178 cities around the world. A Smart City Tracker report shows that 40% of projects are smart-government focused, 27% energy, 18% transportation, 11% buildings, and 4% water.
Calgary takes one step closer to approving autonomous transit pilot
Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, Canada, is aiming to lead autonomous vehicle testing efforts. A meeting Wednesday focused on implications of future transit technologies such as drones, hyperloops and a low-speed autonomous vehicle pilot that may be rolling out soon.
Are Smarter Cities Making Us More Vulnerable To Cyber Crime?
Cities all around the world are investing in smart technologies to improve the lives of residents and streamline services. But has the race to make all things smart and interconnected introduced new potential security vulnerabilities that are being overlooked?
World Future Council report suggests 'building blocks' to reach 100% renewable energy
World Future Council released a report that outlines 10 "building blocks" for cities pursuing 100% renewable energy use. Through the lens of smart cities, there are +300 cities committed to the '100% goal' and no clear path to achieve it. This report offers some guidance and insight.
The need for 'smart' waste collection
Smart waste collection offers a valuable yet very practical example for cost savings and innovation through the internet of things. Real-time data can allow consumption-based pricing and pickup for residents which equates to personalized waste service and cleaner streets.
Here is a list of industry events that we will be watching, hosting, and/or participating in this June...
In the United States we face crumbling infrastructure problems, yet continue to rebuild outdated and inefficient systems.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.