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.
The center will help cities leverage new technology, including from the Internet of Things (IoT), to meet their economic, social and cultural needs.
A couple of the center's current projects include developing educational programs focused on smart technology and autonomous vehicle (AV) governance.
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