Puerto Rico plans infrastructure rebuild with smart city tech

As it continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is partnering with the Smart Cities Council to rebuild its infrastructure in a way that includes cutting-edge technologies. 

The council, which provides resources for cities to develop emerging technologies, announced the partnership with the U.S. territory on Monday as part of its Readiness Challenge. The grant program offers workshops, digital tools and contributed resources from the IT industry for smart city growth. 

The council announced Puerto Rico as an early winner to aid the island in its plans to rebuild in a way that not only replaces what was lost, but opens it up to improvement from the Internet of Things, renewable energy, connected vehicles and other technologies.

"This grant is an invaluable opportunity for Puerto Rico to develop a roadmap for implementing smart technologies and solutions as we rebuild," said Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a statement. "These efforts, which are being carried out in collaboration with the Office of the Government of Puerto Rico in Washington, D.C., will create an innovative pathway for a better Puerto Rico."

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