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.
Venture Smarter has been instrumental in guiding strategic efforts for government agencies, research institutions, and enterprise partners by adding a 'filter' or 'lens' to add smart and connected considerations to ongoing and emerging efforts.
Venture Smarter is leading P2874, which will aggregate existing and emerging protocols to streaming smart city planning efforts with a focus on interoperability and resilience. Venture Smarter and IEEE Smart Cities are collaborating with hundreds of industry partners, municipal agencies, and technology experts from groups including IoT Impact Labs, Smart Cities Council, and more.
We are two weeks away from the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena just minutes outside of Cincinnati, OH. On Wednesday, October 25th government, industry, academic, and community leaders will join forces at the largest smart cities leadership gathering in the Midwest.
Venture Smarter announced today a collaboration with industry leaders across sectors to launch the CMR Index to help map smart city success stories and opportunity areas focused on three core themes: connectivity, mobility, and resilience. Expected to launch in early 2018, the CMR Index will score and compare spaces and places, and is set to include support resources and guides for low scoring cities, states, and regions.
The impact the government has on its constituents from leveraging big data and actionable analytics should only get more desirable as more information, people places, and things are connected. (VARTECH Solution Session "Government: Opportunities in Smart Cities and IoT")
Rhonda Binda is VP Policy for Venture Smarter and is now the Director of their Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. She has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division, and in the West Wing of the White House, under two administrations respectively. In between her government tours she practiced technology law with Alston & Bird.
The OPEN Government Data Act will require a government-wide policy for all federal agencies to publish their information online, using non-proprietary, machine-readable data formats.
Ann Arbor, MI - The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This is the latest guidance for automated driving systems to industry and States.