Planning Pillars and Focus Areas

Streamlining the development of smart cities and regions

Venture Smarter's people, platform, and community members are dedicated to using technology as a tool to create better places to live, work, and visit. The pillars of smarter planning don't only reflect the process by which to build smart cities and regions, but also encompass the focus areas targeted by Venture Smarter's solutions and community members. 

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Connectivity has become a utility, equal in importance to gas and electricity. The Internet is making our world smaller, connecting our rural communities to our urban cores, and creating jobs along the way. Connectivity is the foundation of smart planning. Internet of Things sensors rely on their ability to transmit data in real time, which aid in smart planning decisions. High speed access also closes the digital gap for residents, providing equitable access to opportunities, jobs, healthcare, and education.

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Improvements to our existing physical transportation infrastructure are necessary to accommodate population growth and shipping needs. But mobility is about more than getting from place to place; it’s about providing more equitable access for residents and visitors, bolstering social mobility and economic development along the way.

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Physical and cybersecurity are equally important in a connected environment. IoT-provided data can identify problem areas and guide law enforcement strategies, while state-of-the-art encryption and active network surveillance protect our businesses, schools, municipal networks, and IoT sensors from malicious intrusions. As we integrate new solutions to optimize service delivery, it is imperative personal privacy and data policies guide efforts and remain top of mind.

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By being mindful of sustainability when implementing smart and connected solutions, we can reduce costs while protecting our natural resources and improving quality of life. Sustainable practices provide benefits across all sectors, from agriculture to heavy industry, from residential to commercial and everywhere in between. Sustainability is deeper than assessing and mitigating environmental impact. It's about longterm financial and economic sustainability, and the resilience of residents and communities as we ensure everyone has the tools to succeed in a rapidly evolving education and workforce climate. 

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