Posts in Smart RE Development
Key industry events to attend in February

Join Venture Smarter and our partners at one or more of these events to connect with industry insiders, practitioners, solution partners, and project planners working to build better places to live, work, and visit. 

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What Happens When a Bike Lane Isn't for Bikes Anymore - CityLab

How about “light individual transport lane”? Sometimes, you just need a good chat on the bus to get a good idea. That’s what happened to two Portland transit gurus, Sarah Iannarone and Jarrett Walker, when they met on the Oregon city’s 10 bus this Tuesday.

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Startup Digitizes 17 Cities' Zoning Codes, Aiming to Answer Developers' and Governments' Questions

Local zoning codes tend to be a little complicated. So when somebody wants to use a zoning code to figure something out — a developer trying to figure out where they can build, or a city leader who wants to understand what the impacts of a policy change would be — it can take a lot of work.

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Discover 25 smart and connected projects from around the country

The first 25 teams to submit their initial response for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge are receiving support from Venture Smarter to prepare presentations, match with teaming partners, and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by smart - or IoT enabled - infrastructure and development.

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Monongalia County calls for a Final Draft of Subdivision Regulations/Land Development Ordinance

The Monongalia County Planning Commission, (MCPC), West Virginia is requesting proposals from qualified consultants for professional services in the preparation of the final draft of the subdivision regulations and land development ordinance leading to their adoption by the County Commission.

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Miller's Landing BID — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Miller's Landing is a new vision for Castle Rock, a convenient place to eat, work and play at the base of Philip S. Miller Park. The former landfill presents a remarkable opportunity to implement smart technologies in an area ripe for innovation.

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A Healthcare Giant Enters the Battle for Cheaper Housing

Housing is healthcare. That’s a common refrain among leaders working on public health issues that range from substance abuse to food insecurity. Fighting poverty and homelessness, and treating the many negative health outcomes associated with living outside shelter, starts with helping people secure safe, affordable housing. It’s the bedrock tenet of the “housing first” movement.

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IoT lighting is advantageous for the shifting retail landscape

Lighting manufacturers and technology firms are creating new use cases for a lighting system that addresses customer pain points. One area where retail is expressing interest is lighting-based indoor positioning systems, which provide the means to address these issues and help retailers in their goal of creating an omni-channel approach.

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Here’s why revitalizing a city doesn’t have to mean erasing its history

For some, a city full of little boutiques and expensive coffee shops is the ultimate sign of progress and growth. But for the people who have lived there much longer — whose homes stood long before the frozen yogurt and the bike lanes — this can be a painful process.

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Mandatory Energy Benchmarking Ordinances: What You Need to Know

Driven by an understanding of the environmental consequences and the opportunity for significant cost savings, a growing number of regional government and advocacy groups have launched initiatives to encourage and enforce mandatory energy benchmarking ordinances.

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Sky high transportation: Gondola project proposed in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced that is has received an unsolicited proposal to build an aerial tram — also known as a gondola — between Union Station and Dodger Stadium, home of MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Explore Islands Philippines showcasing the country’s tourism and investment destinations from Luzon, Visayas to Mindanao opens in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

Rhonda Binda, Esq., who is the Co-Founder & VP Policy for Venture Smarter and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, presented “Smart Cities-Innovation Leading to the Future of the Philippines.” The event showcases the Philippines’ cultural rich heritage, top tourism destinations, as well as trade and investment opportunities.

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BRIEF Arizona State University launches smart cities center

The Center for Smart Cities and Regions launched at Arizona State University to advance urban innovation and foster more sustainable, resilient and inclusive communities. The center's creators intend to bridge the gap between urban governance and science and technology research.

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Detroit seeks to become centre for mobility innovation

The head of mobility for Detroit has said the city is seeking partnerships with public and private investors to transform its transport network and connect its citizens for economic growth. “We are constantly thinking through how we can possibly build a bigger potential market,” says Mark de la Vergne, the city’s mobility innovation chief.

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Challenge Issued: $50 million for Smart Cities Projects Revealed at Smart Cincy Summit

Venture Smarter and RSCI reveal new collaborators and financing partners for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge to give communities of all sizes access to public and private support

CINCINNATI, Ohio — April 26, 2018 — Working in concert with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and private investment firms, Cincinnati-based Venture Smarter is transforming the smart cities conversation into action.

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Ohio and OSU Invest in $45 Million SMART Center

The state of Ohio and The Ohio State University are investing $45 million to build the first phase of the Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center, located at the Transportation Research Center. This one-of-a-kind facility will be used to test autonomous and connected vehicles in real-world environments. 

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