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.
What does a smart city mean to you? Councilmember Amy Murray asked our audience that at the Smart Cincy Summit in April of this year. We want to hear from you. Take this 60 second survey and you will be entered for a chance to win two (2) all access passes to the Smart Regions Fall Conference.
Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) transformed their customer experience by automating the real-time collection of multiple data streams into one central location.
smartLINK and Telensa are partnering up in regions throughout the United States to streamline smart city solutions and the integration of the internet of things into our municipal infrastructure.
“Panasonic is one of the iconic brands of the digital era. Combining their nearly hundred year history with our team’s creativity and design capabilities will create remarkable opportunities for innovation,” TransitScreen CEO Matt Caywood said in a statement. “With Panasonic as our hardware, solutions, and integration partner, we will have the chance to bring our human-centric technologies to a national scale.”
Venture Smarter shares Bloomberg’s view that cities will determine the direction of the United States. That’s why Venture Smarter is committed to the philosophy of smart cities and the mission of democratizing smart city planning. Building a smart city is a team effort, but effective leadership is a critical component to any smart city success story.
The first event was held at 1776 in Washington, DC as innovators and investors discussed market challenges and opportunities over lunch and engaging discussions. From there, the group headed to The World Bank to work with World Bank Y2Y leaders to better understand how smart city solutions deployed domestically might compress the time to realization of next generation technology implementations in the developing world.
October is quickly approaching and we are excited to begin releasing details about the first Midwest IoT Showcase where guests will become immersed in all things smart cities and the Internet of things. The event will be the largest Regional Smart Cities Initiative event of the year bringing together key stakeholders to listen, learn, and play.
The Intelligent Community Forum named Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year at the Intelligent Community Awards Dinner on June 6 in Manhattan. The awards ceremony was the conclusion of the ICF’s annual Summit.
$200 million? Smart Cities and collaboration will win Bloomberg's mayoral challenge. On Monday, Michael Bloomberg told the U.S. Conference of Mayors that gridlock in Washington, D.C., has put the onus on the country's municipal leaders to rise to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Bloomberg launched the American Cities Initiative with a promise to invest $200 million to help mayors run their cities, the largest philanthropic investment of its kind. He invited every city with at least 30,000 residents to propose bold new ideas for tackling big problems...
Elected and public officials, academic and business leaders, and community members committed to smart city growth, join us on Wednesday, October 25th for the first Midwest IoT Showcase and Expo complete with team drone races, smart city workshops, and interactive technology experiences.