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Prioritizing integrated research to build smart cities and regions — Smart Regions

There are not yet hundreds and thousands of use cases to prove best-practices in smart cities. As we continue integrating new tech and policies into our government systems and infrastructure, we MUST prioritize an integrated and applied research agenda in order to make smart cities scientific.

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Boston expands bike-share network to unserved neighborhoods | Smart Cities Dive

Boston will add 19 stations to its Bluebikes bike-share network in the coming weeks to the southern Dorchester, Mattapan and Roslindale neighborhoods, which had previously lacked service. Another 30 stations will be added in the following months, with at least 30 more being added in the spring, according to a release from the city.

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Union Point Site-Wide Integrated Controls for Operations and Utilities — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

This Union Point project seeks to pursue an integrated operational controls system for the development which will play a central role in achieving both smart city and sustainability goals as well as differentiating the development on a global level.

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Union Point CityScope — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Union Point is seeking to implement a visualization tool - CityScope, developed by MIT Media Lab - that projects data about the city onto a large tangible model, essentially helping multiple stakeholders explore possible futures.

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Union Point Autonomous Drone Technology — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

By leveraging Autonomous Drones for delivery of pharmaceuticals and pick up of diagnostics, this Union Point project will explore a hybrid system that uses a modified vehicle as a drone-port to solve both range and payload challenges.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $225 Million in Funding for Boston Green Line Extension | US Department of Transportation

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by state and local officials today to announce the release of a $225 million federal grant agreement for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project.

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Boston OKs autonomous Optimus cars

A second self-driving car company will start carrying passengers in Boston soon and could eventually use its autonomous vehicles to help employees of Seaport companies get to work. Optimus Ride, based in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in South Boston, was approved by city officials to carry passengers in its autonomous vehicles last week.

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At least 47 cities around the world are piloting self-driving cars — Quartz

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute have compiled a list of all the cities testing or developing AVs by interviewing and surveying public officials as well as media reports and public documents. The list includes 47 cities that are hosting pilot programs or have committed to doing so.

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