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Where Physical and Digital Meet: Smart City Works Infrastructure Week

The road to rebuilding America’s Infrastructure is long and winding, and despite promises from the current President, the US Congress and Senate, the World Economic Forum ranks the United States 10th internationally in terms of quality of overall infrastructure.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: 'Government's got to get where the private sector is'

During a recent Axios 360 event, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tulsa, OK Mayor G.T. Bynum took to the stage to discuss the future of work in cities, with an emphasis on inclusion and modernizing city services. And, despite the two mayors’ differences, many of the same themes emerged.

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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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CATALYZING SMART ACTION KEY THEME OF SECOND ANNUAL SMART CINCY SUMMIT

In 2017, the inaugural Smart Cities Summit focused on starting the conversation between stakeholders and decision makers from around the region to identify goals that will transform the Cincinnati region into a Smart City. On Thursday, April 26, at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine, the Summit returns to highlight the progress made in the last year and to keep the momentum going.

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Smart Infrastructure Challenge winners to receive at least $50M

Winning entries in the Smart Infrastructure Challenge could earn anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in funding for their projects, organizers announced Thursday at the Smart Cincy Summit. The challenge, launched earlier this year by Venture Smarter, has four project tracks: Smart and Connected Development; Smarter, Safer Streets; Critical Infrastructure; and Next Generation Infrastructure.

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Challenge Issued: $50 million for Smart Cities Projects Revealed at Smart Cincy Summit

Venture Smarter and RSCI reveal new collaborators and financing partners for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge to give communities of all sizes access to public and private support

CINCINNATI, Ohio — April 26, 2018 — Working in concert with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and private investment firms, Cincinnati-based Venture Smarter is transforming the smart cities conversation into action.

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Explore an overview of the Smart Cincy Summit - hosted by Venture Smarter

The Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit will bring together local, regional and national leaders on April 26th, 2018 at Union Hall in Cincinnati, OH. A detailed program overview, inclusive of featured speakers, panel discussions and smart planning workshops is now available.

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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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NYC awarded $22.5 million to test 'entirely new classes' of wireless technology

The research hubs, funded under the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative, are intended to allow researchers to test new ways of boosting internet speeds to accelerate the development of new technology applications in robotics, virtual reality, and traffic safety. The New York City program, called COSMOS, will be anchored at Columbia University and City College in Upper Manhattan. It will be led by a consortium of six local universities and more than two dozen industry partners.

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Connecting Rural America Microsoft Pushes to End Broadband Gap in Rural Areas

OMAHA (DTN) -- Tech giant Microsoft is working to eliminate the broadband gap in rural areas, but the company needs rural residents' help to accomplish that goal, a company executive said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, Shelley McKinley, Microsoft general manager of technology and corporate responsibility, said high-speed internet in rural areas is now a necessity of life, and the push to expand access is similar to providing electricity to rural areas in the 20th century.

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NYC hires first chief privacy officer

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Laura Negrón as the city's first chief privacy officer (CPO). As CPO, Negrón will be responsible for improving the city's data sharing and mining processes, and promoting citywide protocols "relating to the collection, disclosure and retention of individually identifiable information," according to a statement.

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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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Digital Literacy Is at the Heart of a Thriving Smart City

The path forward for smart cities is not without its obstacles and challenges, many of them far removed from the worlds of tech, and instead more linked to the societal, political and financial factors.

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Growth Prompts Smart Cities Talk in Texas

(TNS) — FRISCO, Texas — For one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, discussions about responsible growth are an ongoing conversation.The latest iteration of those talks brought top leaders from government, education and business together on Thursday. The topic? Smart cities and all of the associated buzzwords: innovation, technology, efficiency, competitiveness, sustainability, partnerships.

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Oracle redefines Cloud Database category with world’s first autonomous database

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison announced the availability of the first service based on the revolutionary new Oracle Autonomous Database. The world’s first self-managing, self-securing, self-repairing database cloud service, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, uses machine learning to deliver industry-leading performance, security capabilities, and availability with no human intervention, at half the cost of Amazon Web Services.

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FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite Broadband Network

SpaceX  has a green light from the FCC to launch a network of thousands of satellites blanketing the globe with broadband. And you won’t have too long to wait — on a cosmic scale, anyway. Part of the agreement is that SpaceX launch half of its proposed satellites within six years.

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Economic gaps don't close overnight, but tech training helps build a bridge

To want a strong economy is a no-brainer, but such a luxury doesn’t come with a single snap of a hand or passing of a bill. Success always comes at a price; in this case, rapid economic growth in cities is commonly associated with an increased level of income inequality. As the economy grows overall, in other words, those with higher incomes thrive while those with lower incomes remain stagnant

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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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