Congressman Brendan Boyle explains why we must 'expand our conversation when it comes to infrastructure'

 Representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District,  Congressman Brendan Boyle  advocates for a more holistic approach to infrastructure investments at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC.

Representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, Congressman Brendan Boyle advocates for a more holistic approach to infrastructure investments at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC.

 

At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, Congressman Brendan Boyle discussed how we must expand our conversation around infrastructure, as it's interconnectivity is a critical component of optimizing our systems in the 21st century.

Commonly thought of as road bridges rail - water and sewer systems, electrical grids. We have to also ensure that infrastructure is broad enough to include IT Systems and all of these technologies that make a difference in cities. 
— Congressman Brendan Boyle

Congressman Boyle also highlighted a few projects in line with the 4 smart planning pillars taking place in Philadelphia, including:

  1. Advanced metering water infrastructure

  2. Automated building management system - The Office of Sustainability

  3. Comcast Smart Cities networking service

  4. $1 Billion investment in ten years to reduce poverty, create jobs and fight climate change - Philadelphia Energy Authority

  5. Calculating and designing ways for existing technologies to communicate - Philadelphia 2035

 
 
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The Smart Regions Congress was presented by Venture Smarter as part of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative

RSCI supports interdisciplinary and interagency efforts to develop technology and process planning standards at the local, county, state, and federal level; to educate and align leaders around available resources; and to understand and address pressing problems in urban, suburban, and rural areas. The core mission is to improve the quality of life across the nation while alleviating strained municipal budgets using smart technologies and strategies.