Posts in Smart Cities
Public-private-partnerships and financing smart city development

At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Oscar Bode (CEO, Smart City Capital) discussed his firm taking a leading role in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge and painted a picture for how new public-private-partnership models can accelerate and expand smart city development efforts.

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Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will explore the Workforce of the Future in upcoming roundtable session

On Monday, May 14th the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will host its third stakeholder roundtable to focus on the future of the workforce. The discussion will explore educational requirements to prepare citizens with the skills required in the 21st century economy. Among other topics, the conversation will also hone in on the importance of public-private-partnerships in developing workforce success stories across smart cities and regions.

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US Congress Accelerating Smart Infrastructure and Policy Planning

Members of Congress are working together to explore and integrate smart technologies into infrastructure and policy planning. The U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus - led by Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) - is accelerating that pursuit.

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Smart Infrastructure financing announcements will be made on April 26th

Local, state, and national leaders will convene in Cincinnati, OH on Thursday, April 26th where announcements will be made about financing and resources to accelerate the development of smart cities and communities as a part of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge.

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Risk Assessment and Mitigation across smart cities and regions

Cyberphysical security. Public health and wellness. Environmental impact and change. Properly planning for, assessing, and mitigating risks is a primary focal point of any smart city or region. Bond ratings depend on it. Human lives depend on it. Government success stories depend on it.

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Congressional Smart Cities Caucus to officially launch March 13th

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.

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The future of data is democratization and exchanges

Data allows us to make optimized decisions that don’t rely on gut feelings or assumptions but instead on real-results and actionable insights.  Smart Cities will have HUGE data requirements. With that in mind, we must correct the course of big data planning to avoid death by data overload and silos of data sets. Thematically, we must consider:

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Smart Cities Standards Working Group to host monthly OPEN meetings

Smart Cities, connected campuses, and advanced facilities are all leveraging advanced technology and IoT to create better experiences and optimize efficiencies. We are working together to open source agile, secure, interoperable technology standards and a supportive planning framework for municipal leaders. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Join us!

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The business case for smart cities

Smart City solutions should always do at least one of these three things: cut costs, create value, and/or generate revenue. In doing so, Smart City solutions will help alleviate strained municipal budgets while integrating advanced technology and the Internet of Things into our systems and infrastructure. These solutions will create open and transparent government, informed and engaged citizens, optimized public transit and public works solutions, healthier living environments, and equitable opportunities for residents regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers.

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