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Startup Digest - Smart Cities - Issue #71

Dear smart citizens and urban innovators, Welcome to a new issue of #SmartCitiesDigest and thanks for
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Smart Cities
Smart Cities
All about smart cities and urban innovation: a collection of resources covering innovations and developments in a wide range of topics like e-government, connected things, open data, civic tech and sustainability.
Dear smart citizens and urban innovators,
Welcome to a new issue of #SmartCitiesDigest and thanks for subscribing!
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Joan Torres
The great democratization of transportation

State and local governments have an immense opportunity to leverage technology for significant cost savings and a better world for citizens. AI and other next-gen technologies offer an important path forward, and it’s vital to begin the journey today with a data foundation designed to accelerate adoption and impact.

Open data and smart cities

How Smart Lighting Can Influence Overall Well-being In Smart Cities?
Soon the conventional tungsten filament bulbs will become a thing of the past. And, the recently arrived high-tech lightings will become the symbol of intelligence, efficiency, safety and reliability in smart cities. The pace at which smart city intelligent lighting projects are moving forward will soon bring in a new lighting revolution in the urban world – perhaps, just as phenomenal as the invention of Thomas Edison. Whether they are street lights, traffic lights or indoor lights, their intensity of brightness will change according to our needs. Thanks to the innovation in technology, new lighting designs integrated with artificial intelligence are evolving day by day introducing far-reaching applications in homes, buildings and public places.      
Technology driving transport into 21st century

Smart city is a very big umbrella. You can do a lot of things underneath this idea of smart cities, and not to try and solve it in one go. You have to look at what is the pain point of each individual city, and they’re not going to be the same. Some cities will have pain points relating to quality of life, while others will relate to improving the transportation infrastructure. Figuring out the pain points for the citizens in this particular city, and then look to create a roadmap for incrementally bringing in other smart city technology deployments in line with that.

For a truly ‘smart’ city, you need a ‘geographic action system’
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Joan Torres Joan Torres - @SmartUrbanite
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