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Upcoming Webinar: A Preview of and Discussion on IEEE International Smart Cities Conference Content

Join us on 28 July 2016 at 11am ET for an interactive webinar led by Dario Petri, Chair of the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) 2016. Dario and the conference track co-chairs will give attendees a preview of the content to be available at the conference this September in Trento, Italy. Attendees of the webinar are encouraged to participate and express their views and interests, thereby helping to further shape conference content.

Register now for this upcoming webinar!

Feature Article

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Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Wants to Help You Navigate Smart Cities

Sidewalk Labs and the U.S. Department of Transportation are working together with the finalists of the USDOT's Smart City Challenge on a new platform called Flow. Flow will use real-time data from smartphones and environmental sensors to provide a real-time understanding of how roads and parking spaces are being used and why some routes might be more congested than others. And then, based on those analytics, Flow’s mobile app will help users find the fastest and most efficient way to get where they’re going.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

Technology Spotlight

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For Tomorrow’s Cities, IoT is the Name of the Game

Cities use up to 80% of the world’s resources, while occupying only 2% of its territory. That’s a pretty scary thought, right? Smart cities are now a necessary tool in the long term economic growth and well-being of citizens, as well as in our obligation to control climate change. Smart urbanization brings convenience and opportunity to its residents, and spreads way past the tech hubs of San Francisco, Portland, Amsterdam or London.

Read more at ReadWrite.com.