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.
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.
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño, Jr. today announced members of the NYCx Technology Leadership Advisory Council, a diverse group of technology and community leaders who will increase engagement and visibility of the NYCx program to the broader tech community.
Smart planning helps to alleviate otherwise strained municipal budgets by helping governments cut costs, generate new revenues, and create better experiences for residents and guests. Cost savings and revenue generation is enabled by optimizing or altogether replacing outdated systems and infrastructure.
As we talk about Smart Regions and connected infrastructure, it is imperative that we focus on connecting people to technology and access beyond our urban and suburban cores, but in our agricultural areas as well where more than 46 million Americans call home. This USDA task force is focused on just that.
At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, attendees will join leaders from top Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Councils of Government, elected and public officials, and industry experts from around the nation as we explore the opportunities and challenges presented by building smart cities and regions that use advanced technologies and the Internet of Things to optimize or altogether replace outdated systems and infrastructure.
Rhonda Binda, will be participating as a panelist at the Potomac Coalition Retreat. A big part of the discussion centers around Wealth Building for Urban Americans. Among other officials and experts, Rhonda will focus on Housing and Tax Policies.