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Building Community Resilience at SRC18

What are local governments and federal agencies doing to aid and empower first responders and law enforcement across the country in building smart and resilient communities?

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Prioritizing integrated research to build smart cities and 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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A Look Inside the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference #SRC18

The event is unique in that each stakeholder -- from researchers and decision makers to project managers and citizens -- is invited to attend and play an active role in the regional collaboration and multi-jurisdictional cooperation that is required to navigate the ever-changing social, financial, environmental, and technological challenges we face today.

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Building Community Resilience during Hurricane Season (Capitol Hill Event, 9/25/18)

Join the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus, partners from DHS Science and Technology, state and local emergency responders and smart cities leaders for an interactive conversation on how DHS is accelerating technology development to improve hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery operations for communities nationwide.

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Nominate a 2018 Smart Region leader

The Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will take place in Columbus, OH this year, and will be host to the Second Annual Smart Regions Awards. From now until the end of September, you may nominate leaders in several categories for their vision and efforts related to building smart communities across cities and regions in the United States. 

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Financing Smart City Development

Late last month at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit and official launch of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, Oscar Bode, CEO of Smart City Capital, led a workshop discussing the challenges cities face in moving from pilot to execution, and how new public-private-partnership models can accelerate and expand smart city development efforts.

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Success in the Midwest

Recently, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus have all been ramping up efforts around smart technology and policy planning and development. At the state level, leaders have recently formed Drive Ohio, and have been actively investing in growing tech-based and tech-enabled economies.

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Cisco to Smart City Planners: Get Started

TJ Costello of Cisco expresses alignment with Venture Smarter's priority to address security in connectivity, as well as the critical requirements of data governance policy to position regions for success.  He spoke at the Smart Regions Congress, including the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" leadership forum.

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How Smart City Solutions Can Correct the Opioid Epidemic

At the Smart Regions Congress, Chief Tom Synan shared his perspective of the opioid epidemic and stressed the importance of collaboration among those involved with both the problem and the solution. He also spoke on the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel with Chris Resendez, TJ Costello, André Hentz, and Bob Bennett to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.

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Why Resilience in Smart City Projects Directly Impacts Funding

On the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel, Chris Rezendes from Context Labs weighed in alongside TJ Costello (Director of Smart Cities and IoT, Cisco Americas), André Hentz (Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security), Bob Bennett (CIO, Kansas City) and Tom Synan (Chief, Newtown Police Department) to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.

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Understanding the Internet of Everything

At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, leaders from the public and private sector share challenges, opportunities and success stories as part of the leadership forum, The Internet of Everything: Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions.

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Solving Traffic Deaths with Smart Mobility

The future of transportation is with autonomous fleet vehicles, autonomous shuttles, and solving safety problems with current traffic injuries and fatalities.  Intelligent Transportation Society of America's Jason Goldman shares these smart mobility efforts on the Leadership Forum at Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC.

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How Smart Transportation and Infrastructure Work Together

During the Leadership Forum, Intelligent Transportation, Systems, and Infrastructure in Smart Regions, at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, leaders from across the nation convened to explore challenges, opportunities and success stories around intelligent transportation systems and smart infrastructure planning. 

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Learn What Uber is Doing for Smart Transportation

On the leadership forum at the Smart Regions Congress, Dave Barmore talks about 'expanding public transit' and 'shared mobility'.

Uber’s leader for federal affairs Dave Barmore helped lead a dynamic panel at last month’s Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC. The panel, Intelligent Transportation, Systems, and Infrastructure in Smart Regions, focused on solutions to a long list of problems believed to be tied to two main areas: infrastructure and transportation.

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