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The smart infrastructure that will save us from our dumb cities | WIRED UK

Together, innovative technologies have the power to shape the nature of our built environments. But how smart are they as standalone innovations? Arguably, not very. A truly smart city thrives on connectivity. Piecemeal solutions won't deliver city-wide intelligent networks, but if they're embedded into the existing urban infrastructure, it's a different story.

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Modernizing infrastructure policies to advance public-private partnerships

In an era of political tribalism, infrastructure investment is one of the few areas of American public policy that polls well among everyone. Which makes sense; who doesn’t like the idea of filling potholes, new airport terminals, and water systems that don’t burst?

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Financing the Future of Water Infrastructure Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

It is hardly surprising that this policy clarification, finalized by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in a unanimous vote, failed to make headlines, or even any news. But given the vital implications for water utilities and their communities nationwide, it probably should have.

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Global City Teams Challenge: Tech Jam in Portland, OR (June 20-22)

The Second Annual Global Tech Jam returns to Portland Wednesday, June 20th - Friday, June 22nd to present the largest forum of its kind for Smart City initiatives. This event will bring together forward-looking municipalities, research institutions, federal agencies, and leading private sector companies.

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Smart Cincy Summit to Cover Smart Mobility, Infrastructure and More

Smart city techies will arrive in Cincinnati this week to learn about smart mobility and infrastructure projects taking hold across the greater Cincinnati-Kentucky-Indiana region. The second annual Smart Cincy Summit opens Thursday, April 26 in Cincinnati, and is set to attract about 250 state and local leaders.

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Putting the ‘smart’ in smart city: Getting data management right to build the city of the future

Improving the connectivity within British cities is not just an abstract pursuit driven by an obligation to follow a larger trend of digitization. Building smarter cities has tangible benefits for residents and businesses alike. By integrating data from organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors, we can collectively build solutions that improve the reality of living the city life; from optimizing public transport routes to creating incentives for people to recycle by tracking citizens’ litter habits.

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Bridging the American Infrastructure Gap - The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Crumbling infrastructure and depleted government budgets are putting a strain on municipalities, states, and communities across the country. At the same time, advances in technology are creating new opportunities to solve our most pressing needs that can help to alleviate these stresses for agencies and communities.

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Smart City Market 2018 Global Size, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis, Industry Profits and Growth by Forecast to 2022

According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, the global market of Smart City is booming and expected to gain importance over the forecast period. The market is projected to demonstrate a spectacular growth by 2022, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value with a striking CAGR during the anticipated period (2016 – 2022). 

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Did you know which are the top 3 smart cities in the world?

A city is characterized as smart city “when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action.”

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States

“TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.More than 64% of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects, a historic number that demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to supporting the country’s rural communities.

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Cities Can Become Smarter, By Going Circular

Digital disruption is transforming the way we envision our cities. As we embark on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must challenge traditional ways of thinking about how we manage our cities and our resources.

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Can Green Finance Fill The $18 Trillion Infrastructure Investment Gap?

Hundreds of trillions of dollars are needed for infrastructure investment over the next few decades.  A new campaign, The Green Bond Pledge, has launched to encourage cities, governments and corporations to fund this need through bond issues aligned with climate and emissions goals.

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Moving into the Future with Next-Generation HCI

Flexible infrastructure allows state and local government to more easily leverage IoT, AI and other emerging technologies. In just five years, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has established itself as an ideal technology for organizations grappling with the complexities of delivering new services rapidly, working with limited resources, managing data centers, moving to the cloud and preparing for the future. 

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Schenectady Mayor Maps Smart City Plans for U.S. House Subcommittee

The City of New York has plans to deploy environmental, optical and acoustic sensors, and Wi-Fi technology that could assist in a range of municipal service improvements.

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Solving Traffic Deaths with Smart Mobility — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

How Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Infrastructure Save Lives The costs of outdated and overcrowded traffic grids includes avoidable death and injuries, according to Jason Goldman of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

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