This means technology is the tool, not the focus, of smart city planning. As technology continues to disrupt policy, and is deployed to optimize and replace inefficient and outdated systems and infrastructure, the cities and regions that come out on top are-and-will-continue-to-be those that put people at the top of the planning hierarchy to focus on outcomes and impact that improve our collective quality of life regardless of socioeconomic or physical barriers.
New York, NY - On Tuesday, December 12th, leaders from government, academia, and business will convene at the New York Bar Association for a leadership forum aimed at setting smart city development goals in New York City and beyond.
Explore December updates for Venture Smarter's community portal that is live for beta users working to build smart cities and connected communities. Request access for free to connect with other users, resources, and opportunities.
Collaboration drives smart city success stories. On February 15th Venture Smarter is proud to invite regional leaders from around the country including those from various Metropolitan Planning Organizations to a forum focused on exploring and discussing regional success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to support smart strategies and efforts city to city, state to state, and region to region.
On Tuesday, December 12th at the New York Bar Association, leaders in government, business, and academia will come together to explore setting Smart City Development Goals in NYC and beyond. Topics will focus on connectivity, mobility, and resilience, and how we will leverage IoT and advanced technologies to optimize or replace our infrastructure and digital systems.
Building a technology startup is hard. You must pinpoint and clearly define a meaningful problem, create a validated solution, and address your customer’s needs in a valuable proposition... Many people are surprised when I suggest that crafting and, ultimately, passing legislation into law, as a staffer on Capitol Hill has many parallels to running a startup.
At the 2017 Smart Regions Conference, a handful of leaders were recognized and presented awards for regional leadership and innovation across government, academia, and business. Explore the winners of the 2017 Smart Regions Leadership and Innovation Awards:
At the 2017 Smart Regions Conference, Anil Menon spoke as the keynote to an audience dedicated to moving smart cities conversations forward thinking beyond municipal boundaries. Anil stressed five key points as action items and takeaways as he emphasized the importance of regional planning and collaboration.
Smart Sister Cities sign-ups are now open for municipal leaders working to navigate smart cities and the Internet of Things - beyond city limits. Learn more about getting your local, county, state, or federal government or agency involved.
Smart City Development Goals will be discussed and catalyzed in New York City on December 12th, 2017. Participants from local, county, state, and federal government agencies, as well as their counterparts in business and academia, will explore setting smart city development goals in New York City and beyond that revolve around (a) connectivity, (b) mobility, and (c) resilience.
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At the 2017 Smart Regions Conference, Keynote Speaker Anil Menon painted a picture of what it takes to create smart and connected communities. Step one: think regional. Listen to the thirty-minute keynote from Cisco's Global President of Smart+ Connected Communities, Anil Menon, and browse other clips from the Smart Regions Conference.
Discover and explore the 2016-2017 Smart Regions Annual Report that was produced following the Smart Regions Conference on October 25th, 2017. The report breaks down community building efforts that look at smart city solutions beyond municipal limits, and outlines how setting smart city development goals and using standards and interoperable planning can support smart city success stories in regions across the world.
Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.
By using smart and connected technologies, we can more efficiently and effectively reach those goals, and by doing so, can give even our most at need residents and regions the tools they need to succeed in short time. 100% Connected, 100% Mobile is a strong foundation to begin chipping away at the challenges addressed by each of the UN SDG's.
Streets and Sidewalks can be enhanced and optimized using smart and connected technologies. As we add a prioritization lens for "complete street" projects, it is timely to add a "smart and connected" prioritization layer on top of that so we can better...
This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. It presents summary conclusions on what is required for the IoT to reach billions of people living in the developing world, and also to accelerate income growth and social development as a result. I
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.
We believe that smart city initiatives rooted in using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people can do a lot more than integrating technology and the Internet of Things into our systems and infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.
In 2018, the Department of Homeland Security will co-sponsor the Global City Teams Challenge. Central to the initiative is establishing proven smart cities practices and technology that can be replicated in cities around the world.
The House voted to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years.
Connectivity clusters are catalyzed by deploying sensors sending information to centralized data platforms and creating mesh wireless connectivity solutions for people, places, and things. This means our infrastructure - hard and soft - has to be smart and secure, allowing us to make better real-time and long-term planning decision from connecting residents to local resources to planning the next municipal infrastructure projects.