Public/Private-Sector Collaboration Showcased In 2016 Smart City Challenge

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Written by Glenn Meyers.

Planning a smart city for the future involves planners, architects, engineers, and designers of the infrastructure aspire– rather than a metropolis made by bureaucrats, bureaucracies, or politics as usual.

After being crowned winner of the 2016 Smart City Challenge, Columbus, Ohio is embracing a dynamic partnership of the public and private sectors.

This innovative challenge began last December by the US Department of Transportation and US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The objective of the challenge was to become the first city in the country to integrate technologies such as self-driving cars, connected vehicles and smart sensors into its transportation network. The prize was $40 million in funding, subject to future appropriations, to carry out the city’s vision.

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Originally published October 12, 2016.

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