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”.
Venture Smarter has been instrumental in guiding strategic efforts for government agencies, research institutions, and enterprise partners by adding a 'filter' or 'lens' to add smart and connected considerations to ongoing and emerging efforts.
Venture Smarter is leading P2874, which will aggregate existing and emerging protocols to streaming smart city planning efforts with a focus on interoperability and resilience. Venture Smarter and IEEE Smart Cities are collaborating with hundreds of industry partners, municipal agencies, and technology experts from groups including IoT Impact Labs, Smart Cities Council, and more.
We are two weeks away from the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena just minutes outside of Cincinnati, OH. On Wednesday, October 25th government, industry, academic, and community leaders will join forces at the largest smart cities leadership gathering in the Midwest.
Venture Smarter announced today a collaboration with industry leaders across sectors to launch the CMR Index to help map smart city success stories and opportunity areas focused on three core themes: connectivity, mobility, and resilience. Expected to launch in early 2018, the CMR Index will score and compare spaces and places, and is set to include support resources and guides for low scoring cities, states, and regions.
The impact the government has on its constituents from leveraging big data and actionable analytics should only get more desirable as more information, people places, and things are connected. (VARTECH Solution Session "Government: Opportunities in Smart Cities and IoT")
Rhonda Binda is VP Policy for Venture Smarter and is now the Director of their Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. She has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division, and in the West Wing of the White House, under two administrations respectively. In between her government tours she practiced technology law with Alston & Bird.
The OPEN Government Data Act will require a government-wide policy for all federal agencies to publish their information online, using non-proprietary, machine-readable data formats.
Ann Arbor, MI - The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This is the latest guidance for automated driving systems to industry and States.