Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 5/26
Venture Smarter supports stakeholders on both sides of the emerging marketplace with proprietary tools and resources to support the planning of smart cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities. Here is our final Daily Roundup for the week.
Connected and autonomous vehicles: the transition period
Future cities will have much different transportation and mobility models than today. Cars of tomorrow will be intelligent, connected and autonomous. Yet, a great challenge will lie in the transition period when both CAVs and non-CAVs must coexist and share the same road space.
Want a resilient city? Ask for microgrids with these 7 features
Microgrids may be essential to the success of two smart city goals: resiliency in the face of natural and man-made disturbances–and a gradual transition to the use of distributed (local) renewables. Pieces are coming together for piloted microgrids, due to these 7 features.
SMART REAL ESTATE
How Will Smart Cities Impact Real Estate?
Smart cities will have a cascade of effects on real estate in the future. Transforming the way our houses look and function, creating jobs and therefore attracting professionals, and freeing up budgets for real estate projects–there are many reasons that housing demand will increase.
Today’s number is about… smart cities
“Cities in Motion” is an annual report by IESE, a business college in northern Spain, which analyzes different aspects of 180 major cities in 80 countries to determine how smart they are. Topping the ranking is New York City, then followed by London and Paris.
INFINITI LAB ANNOUNCES NINE STARTUPS JOINING ITS SMART CITY-FOCUSED ACCELERATOR
Infiniti Lab, a month long IoT and smart city accelerator launched by Infiniti Motors, has announced the nine companies that will be joining the first cohort of its Toronto lab. Of the nine, company platform include a parking service, sensor technology, mapping, and AI.
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.