From the Wiki for local government innovation, the Govlaunch Podcast shares the stories of local government innovators and their efforts to build better governments.
To supplement their free guide – Data 101 Guide for Local Governments, Govlaunch has released a podcast series all about data driven insights.Each conversation highlights innovators in local government that are leveraging available tools to better use various data sources, to make sense of their data in-house, and ultimately lead more efficient and resilient organizations.
In this innovative smart cities program by world-renowned architect and MIT Professor Carlo Ratti and his colleagues at the Senseable City Lab, you will learn how to design digital-based solutions and experiences for future cities and human environments. You will explore how urban centers enable digital transformation during this three-day live virtual short course, using numerous technologies from robotics to the Internet of Things (IoT) to artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, you will learn design thinking principles applicable to prototyping of new experiences using digital technologies at both human and urban scale in related topics, including:
- How to design integrations of sensor and actuators architectures learn the fundamentals of IoT & AI to develop data-driven applications.
- How big data analytics can be of use to decode the behavior of large-scale systems and urban dynamics.
- Obtain a primer on big data visualisations and communication principles for both scientific and general consumption purposes.
Get to know “senseable cities”
According to Professor Ratti, in the midst of rapid urbanisation, the concept of “senseable cities” that utilise technology to better respond to people is emerging. “As a result, many aspects of urban life are being rapidly transformed: From energy to waste management, from mobility to water distribution, from city planning to citizen engagement,” explains Professor Ratti.
In Designing Tomorrow’s Cities, you’ll explore how these transformations are being made in cities worldwide and how you can join the senseable cities revolution. With Professor Ratti’s expert guidance, you’ll feel more prepared than ever before to help improve people’s lives.
The future of metropolitan living starts here. Register today. https://bit.ly/3zQDKyR
Harness the latest digital technologies—from the Internet of Things to artificial intelligence—to create new customer experiences, compelling products and services, and dynamic business ecosystems. In this course, MIT Senior Lecturers Michael Davies and Blade Kotelly will provide participants with two key lenses: insight into what is currently happening and foresight to anticipate how things will change. Through an innovation-centric process, you’ll discover how to develop breakthrough innovations, gain valuable insights into consumers’ needs, and influence key stakeholders. in related topics, including:
- Understand and manage the complex network of stakeholders involved in any project
- Conceive new user experiences in areas where there is no prior solution to leverage
- Overcome organizational obstacles and gain the traction to drive implementation
- Build a business that fosters mutually beneficial partnerships to create robust ecosystems, develop new products, and enhance the user experience
- Apply advanced Design-Thinking techniques to create breakthrough innovations
Participants in this MIT short course will walk away with a clear understanding of innovation and a plan for implementing digital technologies to drive their own transformation. These technologies are transforming the economic landscape, so being able to innovate effectively is vital not just to survive, but to thrive.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/2TVla8p
How does sustainable mobility look like in the future?
From 14 to 16 September 2021, the multimodal innovation platform Hypermotion Frankfurt will bring together all modes of transport to discuss this question. Experts, innovators and pioneering thinkers from the automotive, transport and logistics fields engage in discussions aimed at driving the energy and mobility transition. These themes will be in focus: Urban logistics and mobility concepts, alternative drive technology, hyperloop technology and intelligent supply chains.
This year’s participants can look forward to three high-profile conferences. The smc – Smart Mobility + Green Cities conference serves as a future forum for multimodal concepts and sustainable mobility in networked cities and regions. At the scalex – Supply Chain + Logistics Excellence conference, the focus is on the topics of resilience, innovation and performance. On 16 September 2021, the Hyperloop Conference will take place for the very first time. This conference brings international players in the hyperloop ecosystem together to discuss the latest developments in this revolutionary technology.
Another new feature this year: Hypermotion is being held alongside Automechanika Frankfurt, an event where everything revolves around the automotive service industry, creating promising synergies. Danilo Kirschner, Show Director of Hypermotion Frankfurt: “Developers from the fields of mobility and logistics will be brought together with users from the automotive aftermarket. This creates valuable synergies for participants of both events for topics such as alternative drive systems, fleet management, IoT systems and the creation and optimisation of resilient international supply chains, to name but a few.”
Hypermotion Frankfurt 2021 is taking place as a hybrid trade fair. The exhibition and conferences will be held in person on the exhibition grounds and supplemented with an array of digital features. Danilo Kirschner detailed some of the advantages: “With this concept, we are able to place the in-person programme in Frankfurt online as well. Exhibitors present their products in their own profiles, the supporting programme is streamed live, people can communicate via chat and video, and digital matchmaking generates contact recommendations tailored to each participant.”
Becoming an expert in sustainable, livable and smart cities
Smart city is a city vision that has been acknowledged and promoted as a new paradigm around the world for growing cities and declining rural areas. The development and implementation of Smart city strategies requires interdisciplinary knowledge in a variety of adjacent fields. We will prepare you for these challenges with the new Master programme Smart City Solutions (SCS) at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart!
Insights into Global Challenges
The international master Smart City Solutions prepares planners, architects, engineers, economists, ecologists, sociologists, entrepreneurs and graduates of related disciplines for implementing smart city technology. You will gain insights about global challenges in urban development strategies like climate change, extreme weather events, limited planetary resources and water shortages amongst others. SCS covers eight key aspects of smart city solutions and processes: smart governance, smart mobility, smart energy, smart resources, smart citizen, smart urbanism, smart buildings and smart infrastructure. You will learn how to manage these challenges with data-based decision support tools. In our program we combine modules of three existing faculties of the University of Applied Sciences; we also collaborate with the Institute for Applied Research.
Learning by Doing
In Master Smart City Solutions you will get to apply the gathered theoretical knowledge in a Case Study project during the study programme. It will be a living lab project in collaboration with real city stakeholders.
Master Smart City Solutions
The consecutive, interdisciplinary programme aims at international professionals with a first academic degree and professional experience.
Lectures are held from Friday to Monday, which allows students to work parallel to their studies. It is possible to study full-time (3 semesters) or part-time (5 semesters).
The medium of instruction is English.
The degree qualification is Master of Engineering (M. Eng.).
There is an option to gain a dual degree in MBA at our partner LJMU, United Kingdom.
Smart City Expo Atlanta is convening the brightest minds on building smart, equitable, and sustainable 21st century cities. This two day conference and expo, taking place September 8-9, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center, is the only U.S. edition of Barcelona’s prestigious Smart City Expo World Congress.
With U.S. cities set to receive billions of dollars for roads, bridges, transit, rail, electric vehicle charging stations, power grids, waste and water infrastructure, electric transit buses, traffic management, and broadband, engage with leading government officials, NGOs, and corporate partners on futureproofing our cities against physical and invisible threats and historic inequities through the equitable and sustainable use of AI, predictive analytics, sensors, heat maps, cyber, broadband, the cloud, edge computing, blockchain, and open data.
Early bird tickets available until August 8th.
MOVE is a one-of-a-kind event representing the entire ecosystem of urban mobility. The overarching themes will be new business models and new technologies for enhancing sustainability and reducing emissions and congestion in an American context.
Recent high-profile speakers at MOVE America include:
- Henrik Fisker, Chairman & CEO, Fisker Inc.
- Sterling Anderson, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Aurora
- Keller Rinaudo, CEO, Zipline
- Mei Cai, Technical Fellow & Lab Group Manager, General Motors
- Johan De Nysschen, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America
- Sonia Rief, VP, Vehicle Connected Services & Program Management, Nissan North America
- Derek Jenkins, SVP of Design, Lucid Motors
- Tracie Winbigler, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Amtrak
- Craig Knight, CEO, Hyzon Motors
- Stephanie Wiggins, CEO, LA Metro
MOVE America 2021 will bring together disruptors, their technology and their attitude with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines; to dialogue, create insight and promote collaboration.
- Urban populations predicted to grow at unsustainable rates
- Broken and under-invested infrastructure
- Increasing congestion in cities and towns
- Outdated modes and models
- Deteriorating air quality
- A backdrop of digitalization
MOVE will provide a platform where Mobility is re-imagined and we guarantee a more expansive and multi-disciplined experience than any other event on the planet.
MOVE will cover the entire mobility ecosystem, and will feature 300+ C-level speakers across 18 streams of content.
You can see more details on our website: https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/move-america/index.stm
The ITS Congress is the biggest event focused on smart mobility and the digitalisation of transport. Every year, ERTICO organises an ITS regional or World Congress in Europe. The Congresses are the yearly celebration of smart mobility: they underline the importance of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), particularly in cities and regions where they are hosted, and are important channels to raise awareness of smart mobility solutions among policy makers, experts and the general public. They include live sessions where industry experts present the latest developments in ITS, a showcase of cutting-edge technology and an exhibition space.
The Congresses offer stakeholders and patrons the ultimate platform to meet with industry influencers, discuss ideas and initiatives, make new contacts and promote their businesses by taking part in a range of activities.
Intertraffic is the world’s leading event on mobility & traffic technology.
Since its launch in 1972, Intertraffic Amsterdam has become the platform of choice for market leaders and experts from around the world to meet.
From 29 March – 1 April 2022, 30,000+ professionals travel to Amsterdam to do business and get up to speed on the developments in the fields of infrastructure, traffic management, safety, parking and smart mobility. 900 exhibiting companies and stakeholders demonstrate their latest solutions during the four-day exhibition and extensive summit programme.
Stay tuned for further updates.
InnoTrans 2022 – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Transport Technology in Berlin
From 20-23 September 2022 everything on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds will be focused on the future of mobility. At InnoTrans some 3,000 exhibitors from 60 nations will be presenting their innovations in all areas of Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. All the global players from the railway world will be present, along with innovative start-ups and the world’s leading industrial and professional associations.
What makes InnoTrans so unique is its outdoor display area with a total of 3,500 metres of rail track, featuring everything from tank cars to high speed trains. By way of contrast the Bus Display offers vehicle manufacturers the opportunity to present e-buses in the static display and on the immediately adjacent demonstration course. Whether it is shared mobility, combined mobility or digital mobility platforms – Mobility+ is a new addition to InnoTrans 2020, as part of the Public Transport segment, and is intended specifically for suppliers of supplementary mobility services.
With its role as an internationally important stage for presenting innovations, InnoTrans confirms its position as the world’s leading event for transport technology. At the most recent InnoTrans, for example, over 130 innovations made their world debut in Berlin.
The trade fair is augmented by the InnoTrans Convention, an outstanding supporting programme where leading international decision-makers from business, politics and transport can obtain a wide-ranging impression of current and future mobility issues from the panel discussions and experts’ sessions. This year transport solutions designed to help protect the climate will be one of the main topics.
The InnoTrans Campus is a new feature specifically for newcomers to the industry. Here the emphasis is very much on recruitment and career development for young professionals. Talented young people can use the InnoTrans Campus to learn about career prospects and to establish contacts in this sector.