Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/22
Venture Smarter is working with city and business leaders to bring smart city solutions to everyone. Here is our Daily Roundup for Smart City news.
World's first robocop starts work in Dubai
The world has witnessed the launch of the first operational ‘Robocop’ in Dubai today, which will be patrolling streets beginning tomorrow. This is a significant milestone in smart technology and a step forward for Dubai, a city aiming to be a global leader in smart cities.
Internet of Things World 2017 Recap – 8 Takeaways
Leaders in the world of Internet of Things (IoT) discussed the current and future state of IoT and how it may impact smart cities. From customer value concentration to edge/fog computing, the Internet of Things World 2017 conference inspired 8 important takeaways.
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India launches 3 GSAT satellites in 18 months to boost internet speeds
The Indian Space Research Station (ISRO), at a new age of high-speed internet in India, will be launching three communications satellites in the next 18 months. These satellites will be driving the future of smart cities through faster and smoother internet connectivity at cheaper rates.
Smart cities market: Three factors to think about before going to town
Smart city initiatives look promising for all members involved including governments, IT service providers, and residents. However, companies have three factors to consider before investing in smart cities: Multiple stakeholders, Overarching objectives, and Sustainability.
Citizens and Smart Cities
Many people have heard something about ‘smart’ cities, but perhaps are not entirely sure what a Smart City means? The University of Stirling is shifting perspectives and using “cutting-edge” research to view smart cities from the lens of citizens.
This month, the focus of the caucus turns toward 'Smart Mobility,' which is timely as many federal agencies, state governments, and municipalities are trying to navigate the pathway to smart and connected transportation solutions.
With Moody’s indicating they will begin to factor cybersecurity and climate risks into bond ratings, it has become critical to build resilience into all phases of smart city planning.
The Smart Infrastructure Challenge calls for regional teams to add a technology layer into existing and future infrastructure projects with a focus on optimizing or altogether replacing outdated and inefficient systems. Grant and Financing announcements will be made during the program kick-off event on April 26th.
At the 2018 Smart Regions Congress, Andre Hentz spoke about the commitment to smart city planning the US Department of Homeland of Security has to support local governments and innovators.
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.
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and Congressman Darrell Issa invite you to the launch of The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus on March 14th, 2018. The Congressional Caucus on Smart Cities will serve as an informal group of Members dedicated to issues related to the transformation of our communities to smart cities, how it will bring about innovation and technological change, and the role that Congress can play in this transformation.
Venture Smarter's VP of Policy, Rhonda Binda, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Smart Cities People's Choice Award and needs your vote! The award is part of the IoT World Series and the winner will be announced at the Smart to Future Cities Summit on Wednesday, April 25th in London. Among 6 others shortlisted, Rhonda is the only representative from the United States!
View or download the published NIST GCTC Blueprints for transportation, public safety, city data platform, utilities (energy, water, waste management,) and wireless/public WiFi. New blueprints will be added soon. Venture Smarter is happy to support several of the superclusters in 2018 in line with our mission of democratizing smart city planning. Participants of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge are encouraged to review the blueprints to support response and project plans.
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.