Envision America launched its inaugural workshop on January 12, 2016, in Charlotte, NC, during which 10 selected cities, as well as industry and academic experts, collaborated to develop smart solutions to tackle challenges faced by cities.
Each of the cities involved has been working toward improvements that will benefit their communities and also increase connectivity, efficiency, and health improvements. Projects ranged from automated transport solutions offering commuters innovative alternatives to standard options to the development of a common system for collecting, analysing and communicating city specific sustainability data.
The selected cities will receive technical assistance to implement their plans with guidance from experts, as well as benefits from Envision America partners.
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The “Smart Cities” initiative, announced last fall by the White house, will be investing over $160 million in federal research and leverage in more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges related to resource availability, sustainability, and infrastructure. In line with the Administration’s commitment, Envision America, a national non-profit, aims to encourage cities to meet the challenge of sustainability by developing innovative technologies that tackle energy, water, waste and air quality issues.