Venture Smarter is behind the scenes matching resources and solutions for smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities. Below is our Daily Roundup of Smart City news.
Challenges with Critical Infrastructure: IoT, Smart Cities Under Attack
The bullish predictions for the IoT industry continue to crop up with no signs of stopping. Simultaneously, researchers and experts are questioning the critical infrastructure making up smart cities and whether it can withstand the persistent cyber-hacks and malware attacks.
Council funds police video-storage and Smart Columbus electrification
Columbus City Council approved spending $1.45 M to equip 1,500 police officers with body cameras in addition to $3.3 M to implement the electrification plan. These initiatives are following Columbus winning $50 M in funding via the national Smart City Challenge.
How to improve Boston’s infrastructure future
The initiative Go Boston 2030 is tackling key challenges for the city’s aging mobility infrastructure. This is after Boston was named #16 worst city for traffic congestion in 2016. Great progress is being made, though, with initiatives in regulation and smart technology.
Amazon, Dish Wireless Deal Would Target Internet Of Things: Citi
Amazon and Dish Network could partner in 5G wireless services, with a strategic focus on the Internet of Things. Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing arm of Amazon, offers an IoT software platform that can be paired with analytics and other services from Dish’s spectrum.
Tech 100: ‘Digital is becoming an economy in itself’
The word ‘digital’ is now being thrown around the boardroom and the streets just as smart city agendas are now smart region agendas. The obstacle cities are facing are how to leverage regional leadership, coordinate activities, and pool funding to harness this new economy.
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.