Posts tagged sustainability
Resilient NYC: Impact and Infrastructure (Attend on June 26th, 2018, New York City)

During the event, Phase One details about the 2018 Smart Regions Conference will be revealed, and the project response teams for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge from NYC will be highlighted.

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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.

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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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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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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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Business Meets Sustainability at Bard (In the Heart of NYC)

We will soon be nine billion people on one planet, each of us aspiring to a good quality of life. Can we meet human needs without destroying the ecological systems and exhausting the natural resources on which our civilization depends? And can we do this while treating workers and communities with justice and respect? Bard's MBA program delivers a world-class education in business fundamentals combined with the tools you need to answer YES to these questions.

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Smart Cincy Summit focuses on the Internet of Transportation

Venture Smarter, The City of Cincinnati, and Cintrifuse are presenting the second Smart Cincy Summit on April 26, 2018 at Union Hall focusing on the Internet of Transportation. “Last year’s summit was a catalyzing event about what we wanted to do in the region,” said Venture Smarter founder Zack Huhn. “This year we’re shining a light on some projects that are actually in the works.”

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How Innovative Public Policy Put Kansas City on the Smart City Map

As the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Bob Bennett leads the Smart City initiatives.  At Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, he shared 3 lessons learned while leading those initiatives.

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Uber, Lyft, and others sign ‘shared mobility pledge’ to improve urban transportation options

Ride-sharing startups like Uber and Lyft have been notorious for clashing with city leaders as they expand. Now, as many transportation startups are looking in the direction of autonomous technology, 15 of them have signed a joint mobility pledge, outlining for skeptical city leaders how they aim to create more livable, sustainable cities.

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How the Urban-Rural Divide Is Playing Out in Puerto Rico - CityLab

Ponce is the second largest in territorial extension [116 square miles]. It has 19 rural neighborhoods and 12 urban neighborhoods. The urban ones have 92 percent of energy, the rural ones do not have energy. We have seen in the plans that there are communities that will have electricity in 30 more weeks.

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Bike share system in Chicago releases new fare options

Divvy is operated by the bike share company Motivate International, Inc. under contract with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).  The popular bike share system is rolling out a series of new fare options and benefits on Thursday, February 1st.

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Arkansas commission calls for 'sustainable' P3 to advance data analytics

An Arkansas commission recently released a 24-page report calling on the state to establish a "sustainable" public-private partnership that could increase the state's competitiveness and capabilities in data analytics and computing.

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