Delegates were told it is important to understand the opportunities that advanced technologies and connectivity can unleash in communities
Participants of last week’s Smart Cities Week in the US were urged to “keep thinking big, come up with great ideas and try things”.
Some 500 civic leaders and technologists joined Smart Cities Council for its first West Coast conference in Silicon Valley where the call to action was made by US Rep Suzan DelBene (D-WA).
The congresswoman, who sits on both the House Ways and Means and Budget committees, added that she wants Congress to invest “modest federal funds” in smart cities pilots to better understand their potential and establish best practices.
Conference participants had a deep-dive into some of the new technologies that will drive smarter cities, including what breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will mean for cities, how leaders can prepare for the arrival of self-driving cars, new technologies that are helping tackle homelessness and the latest advances in 3D urban modelling.
Other conference highlights included:
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