Smart Cities NYC and Politico Partner for Second Annual Global Conference
We’re happy to announce that on May 8-10, 2018 at Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan, Smart Cities New York is partnering with POLITICO to host its second annual global conference. This year, we are exploring the Emerging Power of Cities, broadening the narrative about what makes cities “smart” by highlighting the innovations and technologies transforming urban life.
Smart Cities New York speaker highlights
- Fahd Al-Rasheed CEO, King Abdullah Economic City (Saudi Arabia)
- Steve Benjamin Mayor, City of Columbia, S.C. and Incoming President of U.S.Conference of Mayors
- LaToya Cantrell Mayor-Elect, City of New Orleans
- Ali Chaudhry Deputy Secretary of Transportation to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
- Dan Doctoroff CEO, Sidewalk Labs
- Miguel Gamiño, Jr. Chief Technology Officer, City of New York
- Diane Hoskins Co-CEO, Gensler
- Shola Olatoye Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
- Jeffrey Sachs Director of SDSN, Co-Author of U.S. Cities SDG Index and Professor at Columbia University
- Ken Zimmerman, Director, U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations
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The 18-month program will use 200 streetlight sensors to study car, foot and bike traffic on three busy city streets.
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Fishers, IN Mayor explains his approach to smart city innovation.
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