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.

There are a number of pockets of innovation around that country doing great things on this front. We are excited to collaborate with these groups, and shine a light on their success stories, challenges, and goals at the second annual Smart Regions Conference later this month.

Learn more about current projects that will be competing for more than $50 million and support:

  1. Outposts for Community Resilience - This project seeks to identify how to optimize the use of facilities and USPS’ core service platform to address community need and pair innovative facility reuse, integrated smart city technology and community resilience utilizing the City of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania as a laboratory for scaling solutions nationally.

  2. Safer and Smarter Arizona Roadways Initiative (SSARI) - The Safer and Smarter Arizona Roadways Initiative aims to foster safer roadway navigation and interaction by supporting intelligent decision making using data derived from an infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communication platform.

  3. Union Point CityScope - Union Point is seeking to implement a visualization tool - CityScope, developed by MIT Media Lab - that projects data about the city onto a large tangible model, essentially helping multiple stakeholders explore possible futures.

  4. Greater Cincinnati Smart Mobility Consortium - The University of Cincinnati is partnering with community, government, and industry leaders to build Innovation Districts and foster a thriving 21st-century ecosystem centered around smart and sustainable mobility solutions in greater Cincinnati.

  5. UT Beehive Team - Representing the State of Utah and Greater Salt Lake City Metropolitan area, the Beehive Team's project for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge will focus on accelerating smarter decision-making through regional data-sharing and public communication.

Connect with speakers from leading research institutions during scheduled sessions or networking breaks:

  1. André Corrêa d’Almeida - Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs; Assistant Director of MPA in Development Practice, Columbia University

  2. Andrew Butcher - Executive Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University

  3. Dr. Jess Kropczynski, Assistant Professor, School of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati

  4. Scott Schmidt - Research Associate, University of Maryland Human-Computer Lab; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University & Clemson University

  5. Dr. Kelly Cohen - Interim Department Head, Aerospace and Engineering, University of Cincinnati

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View more speakers and projects that you can expect to connect with at the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference!