Webinar: Building A Smart City: Innovation Neighborhoods

Held on 6 December 2018
Speaker: Mike Beehler, Vice President, Transmission & Distribution Group Burns & McDonnell

Neighborhood imageThe world is growing more urban every day. According to the United Nations, 2050 the urbanite population will grow by 3 billion people.

The future of our planet will be defined by the future of our cities. The ideas behind a smart city have been around for two decades, and few question the immense potential behind the concept. So why isn't the movement happening faster? Taking incremental steps can be the solution.

Mike Beehler of Burns & McDonnell's Transmission & Distribution Group will discuss how innovation neighborhoods are smart cities on a more attainable scale. A smart city connects all infrastructure in diverse neighborhoods and communities using technology to drive operational excellence, increase revenue potential and support sustainable customer lifestyles. And while an "Innovation Neighborhood" project scope is smaller, the benefits can be significant setting the stage for increased growth and prosperity.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • What components and technologies make up a smart city infrastructure that enables operational excellence, increased revenue potential and sustainable customer lifestyles;
  • What an Innovation Neighborhood is and how in a competitive landscape this scalable first step toward a smart city is smart business for civic leaders;
  • How to develop an action plan for an Innovation Neighborhood.


About the Speaker

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Mike Beehler, Vice President, Transmission & Distribution Group, Burns & McDonnell

Mike Beehler is a vice president at Burns & McDonnell. After working as a transmission engineer and project manager, Mike led the company’s initial development of the critical infrastructure protection after 09/11. He initiated the application of sustainable principles into substation design preceding the development by ASCE and ACEC of the Envision program.

Mike has written and presented extensively on the subjects of reliability centered maintenance, program management and the smart grid. Subsequently, Burns & McDonnell has become the industry leader in major program management and developed a world class grid modernization lab. More recently, Mike has written, presented and consulted on industry megatrends, transactive energy and the integrated grid.

Mike has a BS degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is a registered professional engineer in eight states, a member of IEEE and a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers

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