What’s a ‘smart’ city? There’s no one definition. For many city leaders — and especially the private sector — the term has become a shorthand for technology that makes cities work better or more efficiently.
Scroll down to see all of Meeting of the Minds blog posts, talks, and upcoming events related to smart and sustainable cities.
Upcoming Events Related to Smart Cities
September 26 in Cleveland, OH
A networking and thought leadership event designed to provoke a dynamic discussion about the future of the greater Cleveland-Akron-Columbus region and to pinpoint key strategies that will help catalyze the area’s innovation, mobility, and sustainability agendas.
November 27-29 in Sacramento, CA
North America’s premier summit for urban sustainability, connected technology, and innovation. 400+ VIPs from public, private, non-profit, philanthropic and academic sectors convene.
Recent Blog Posts Related to Smart Cities
Cities and private parking owners can use parking analytics to create policies and rates, adapting them to changing conditions or shifts in demand. Parking analytics help managers better understand pricing and maximize revenue in different parts of the city. This can also be adjusted for special events or if new businesses move into a location.
The Sunlight Foundation is investigating how open data can inspire community action around issues that matter to residents.
I envision a blended “future of work” that includes automation and augmentation — with the latter in the form of “decision support” tools that speed up and improve human performance, rather than compete with it. Computers are good at computing, surfacing potential decisions – and humans are good at context, or understanding the situational environment. When these two attributes are combined, it results in good judgement.