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Recap: Citizen Engagement for Smart City Innovation in Kansas City, MO during Techweek KC

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Citizen engagement in the smart city conversation has never been more important Today, the conversation about smart cities has developed a new mindset for individuals within urban areas. More than ever, citizens are concerned about technology advances, yet optimistic for opportunity, and cautious with data privacy, yet demand personalization and…

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smart city public-private partnerships

Build Strong Smart City Public-Private Partnerships (P3) that Last

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What is Public-Private Partnerships (P3)? Today throughout the world, we are beginning to see a change in the way our cities and governments are handling infrastructure. Governments are starting to move away from the traditional methods and are beginning to utilize the public-private partnerships (P3) more efficiently. The traditional ways…

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Smart Streetlights Are Bridging The Smart City Digital Divide Gap

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  Smart streetlights not only provide a platform for revenue but also improve public safety while lifting high school graduation rates in the digital divide regions America’s digital divide, the gap that exists between those who have access to modern communications technology and those who don’t, persists. Accordingly, closing this…

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Building An Innovation District – Why Do Lifestyle Businesses Matter?

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Building a Smart City with an Innovation District Requires Lifestyle Businesses Too If you are a smart city interested in investing in economic development by developing an innovation district, should you care about lifestyle businesses? As a smart city consulting firm focused on economic development, we hear this innovation district…

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smart city intersection

Why Does A Smart City Need Smart Intersections?

By | Economic Development, Emerging Technology, Innovation District, Public Safety, Smart City, Think Big Partners, Transportation and Mobility | No Comments

Today’s modern smart city. Its streets are bustling with lots of people, traffic and other activities, which sometimes can be dangerous. But when you look at the safety statistics on intersections…intersections are especially dangerous. Why? Because it is where it is possible for two or more vehicles to attempt to…

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Smart City as a Platform for Modern Economic Development

Smart City as a Platform for Modern Economic Development

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Today’s modern city faces many challenges. For most cities, these challenges often lead to smart city discussions that are focused on infrastructure modernization, operational cost savings, revenue creation or enhanced citizen engagement. But the most advanced cities are recognizing that one of the biggest challenges – economic development – is…

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Think Big Citizen Engagement Smart City Toronto

Citizen Engagement Workshops Help Build Smarter Smart Cities in Toronto

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Written by Herb Sih, Managing Partner   Recently, Think Big Partners had the opportunity to help the City of Toronto work on its smart city plan by facilitating several citizen engagement workshops. These workshops, held simultaneously through the support of Cisco via Cisco Telepresence, allowed Toronto city officials to broadcast one…

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