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Category: Smart Cities


Smart City Era Promises Big Improvements for Urban Ecosystems

Connected technology is ushering in a new era of “Smart Cities,” which promises to improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world. Smart cities—which are using technology to make urban areas safer, more efficient, and more livable—represent the transformative power of the Internet of Things (IoT). Now, as the new 5G […]

The Chattanooga Flavor of Smart Cities

Chattanooga, Tennessee was proclaimed on the national evening news as the “dirtiest city in America” by Walter Cronkite in 1969. Since then, the city has forged a path of renovation and re-creation and is now celebrated as one of the nation’s great success stories. Much of that is a result of revisioning Chattanooga as a […]

Paving the Way for Mobility Technology

It feels strange to stand in the middle of a fully-functional intersection and not worry about traffic, but you can do it at the connected and automated vehicle test facility at the University of Michigan’s Mcity. At first glance, the McityTest Facility looks like a small, abandoned town complete with a roundabout, building facades, red […]

What is at the Heart of a Smart City?

Some say connectivity is the heart of a Smart City; others say government and many point to technology as the heart of a Smart City. The very wise say that citizens are the heart of a Smart City. I agree with the latter, but if I think about the first thing a Smart City would […]

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Changing of the Guard

Each and All, I have had the privilege of standing before y’all for years, sharing how proud I am to be a part of the GRIDSMART team and how proud I’ve been to be able to bring GRIDSMART products and principles into our customers’ communities and lives. You may have...

The Endgame on Data Use in Transportation

About 12 years ago, I experienced one of my favorite career failures. I was serving as a Counsel for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. Senate committee staff write proposed new laws (bills) and try to convince stakeholders (other Senate staff, constituent citizens...

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