Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/24
Venture Smarter is bringing smart technology to businesses, city leaders, and residents across the world. Here is our Daily Roundup of Smart City news.
‘International regulations’ crucial to protect Smart Cities
As development and adoption of IoT tech increases, a soaring number of devices around the world remain unsecured and vulnerable to cyber attack. Global legislation and regulations are the missing ingredient in helping secure smart devices and substantially reduce risk.
Paper: Big data analytics for mitigating carbon emissions in smart cities
A paper, “Big data analytics for mitigating carbon emissions in smart cities: opportunities and challenges”, written by Sarah Giest, identifies opportunities and challenges around big data use in the context of smart cities, and more specifically, for mitigating carbon emissions.
China light and power plans to invest Rs 500 crore for a renewable energy project in Haryana
China Light & Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana government ( a state in India) to set up a $77M USD renewable energy project. The key sectors for the investment explore skill development, healthcare, infrastructure, transport, smart cities and renewable energy.
Creating globalised smart cities requires a local approach
With an estimate of more than 26 "smart cities" globally by 2025, the scale and speed of urbanization are presenting many challenges. Challenges that need to be addressed locally - there is no one-size-fits-all approach to solving the infrastructural dilemmas of city planners.
How Helsinki is using 3D models to assist urban planners and citizens
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, has launched a new platform for its residents based on pioneering work with 3D modeling. It consists of a city information model (CIM)–that connects city asset data, and a 3D reality mesh–which is used for architectural planning and “visual stimulation”.
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.