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On May 13, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
"We should stop calling it a smart city; we should call it a responsive city." @BensonMChan @strategythings https://t.co/K9AOffh5ZM
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4 ways to weave resiliency, tech into city recovery plans

4 ways to weave resiliency, tech into city recovery plans

In an IEEE-hosted webinar on Tuesday, smart city consultants detailed best practices and frameworks for building resiliency into COVID-19 recovery plans.

On May 18, 2020
@Cities_Today shared
Four Asian cities trial smart city technology to reduce plastic waste pollution 👉 https://t.co/LEYM8iwEgu @UNESCAP #pollution #climateaction #smartcity
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Four Asian cities club together to tackle plastic waste

Four Asian cities club together to tackle plastic waste

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is working with four Southeast Asian municipalities to test how smart city technologies could reduce ...

On May 14, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
Returning to a more familiar world of human contact will require a willingness to modify our expectations of both physical and digital privacy. @CuriosityLabPTC https://t.co/M24KDbvRuD
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The return to 'normal' requires acceptance of emerging tech

The return to 'normal' requires acceptance of emerging tech

Returning to a familiar world of human interaction will take time. It will also take a willingness to modify expectations of physical and digital privacy.

On May 13, 2020
@Cities_Today shared
Cities need to take a more active role in shaping #5G rollouts, says new report 👉 https://t.co/cmamB0qbFD @Guidehouse #smartcity #innovation #govtech #localgov
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Cities urged to be active partners in 5G deployment

Cities urged to be active partners in 5G deployment

Municipal leaders should position cities as more than 5G testing grounds and take an active role in shaping rollouts, according to a new report from Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant ...

On May 15, 2020
@Cities_Today shared
Ubicquia acquires smart city platform CityIQ with a view to making streetlight technology more accessible to cities of all sizes. 👉 https://t.co/jxEKLRFdbY @ubicquia #smartcity #lighting #innovation #govtech
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Ubicquia acquires CityIQ to scale streetlight technology

Ubicquia acquires CityIQ to scale streetlight technology

By Sarah Wray, Editor, Cities Today Ubicquia has acquired smart city platform CityIQ from GE Current, with plans to make it more accessible to cities of all sizes. The deal includes all ...

On May 14, 2020
@JAdP shared
New era of city workforce development implores virtual strategies | Smart Cities Dive #IoT #SmartRegion #SmartCities https://t.co/o2SIj9KMqz
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New era of city workforce development implores virtual strategies

New era of city workforce development implores virtual strategies

Experts say recovering from the economic destruction of the COVID-19 pandemic will require a new, tech-forward approach to regional hiring and workforce development.

On May 15, 2020
@IESVE shared
We recently caught up with Lachmi Khemlani at @AECbytes to give an update on our Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL) digital twin tech. Read her review to find out more: https://t.co/AO1rHDSj05 https://t.co/jTMP7jbRVI
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IES Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL)

IES Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL)

These include iCD (Intelligent Community Design), a tool for creating the 3D model of the community and analyzing key environmental metrics such as solar potential, walkability, …

On May 13, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
Forty percent of our newsletter and Twitter followers indicated they'd like to see car-free streets survive beyond the pandemic. https://t.co/7Y9G8rT419
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Poll: 40% of readers want car-free streets to last

Poll: 40% of readers want car-free streets to last

In a poll to Smart Cities Dive newsletter subscribers and Twitter followers, respondents were most eager to see car-free streets and remote work survive beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.