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Smart Cities Dialogue: Building Inclusive Communities and Partnerships

May 7 - May 8

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) will hold a two-day Smart Cities Dialogue on May 7-8, 2019 to help frame the debate on this paradigm. It will discuss how to develop smarter communities that understand urban life primarily as a social, and only secondarily as a technical and logistic ecosystem. Topics will capture inclusive engagement, smaller communities that may not see themselves as part of the “smart cities” effort, social and socioeconomic mobility as well as connections within economic regions.In addition to bringing together key national and international stakeholders from local governments as well as industry and academic leaders for a series of insightful discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to experience ‘research in action’ and discover some of Georgia Tech’s latest solutions in this domain.This conference is intended for government representatives, smart cities experts and researchers, policy makers as well as industry leaders interested in this topic and in accessing Georgia Tech’s cross-disciplinary R&D capabilities.

This is generously funded by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the Strategic Energy Institute, as well as supported by Professional Education, School of Public Policy, and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. It is part of a ongoing infrastructure series sponsored by our GT distinguished-professors-of-the-practice, John Rice (recently retired Vice-Chairman of the General Electric Company), and Dennis Lockhart (recently retired president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta).

It is also part of our larger GT Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation Initiative that aims to drive smart cities research and education across campus and beyond into all communities and practice.