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Envision America 2017 Cities Announced
Feb, 2017 Envision America 2017 has just announced this year’s participants in its Smart City initiative. The following cities have been selected to participate in a workshop hosted in Charlotte, NC from March 6-8, 2017, they include: Jackson, MS; San Antonio, TX; Wichita, KS; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; Detroit, MI; Chula Vista, CA; Greensboro, NC; Kansas City, MO; and, Long Beach, CA.
Apr, 2016 At Placemeter, we talk a lot about “smart cities”. Often, big projects in big cities come to mind.
Paris is redesigning plazas for pedestrians. Dubai is putting LED-powered internet in its street lights. Amsterdam, a pioneer in the field, is developing an all-encompassing master plan called Structural Vision Amsterdam 2040. Yokohama, Japan’s Smart City Project, is forecasting energy usage. And New York City, our hometown, is consistently at the leading edge with exciting projects like Link NYC and Vision Zero.
Whitehouse Announces Envision Charlotte to Host Launch of National Envision America Initiative in January 2016
Jan, 2016 Charlotte, NC – The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has tapped Envision Charlotte as the model for a national smart cities initiative named Envision America that will launch in the Queen City in January, 2016.
Jan, 2016 TWC News anchor Rob Boisvert talks with Envision Charlotte director Amy Aussieker about the innovative ideas about smart cities and sustainability being presented at the Envision America workshop.
Jan, 2016 This week, Charlotte will host a three-day workshop for Envision America, an effort that will bring municipal leaders, smart technology experts and private sector allies from 10 major U.S. cities together. The goal? To kick start smart city initiatives across the country. And they’re coming here to Charlotte to learn from us.
Sep, 2015 The Obama administration has chosen Envision Charlotte as the model for the Envision America energy efficiently program,according to The Charlotte Observer. The city will host a boot camp on January 10 for selected cities.
Envision Charlotte to become national program in 2016
Sep, 2015 Envision Charlotte is going national, with an assist from the White House. The energy-efficiency program started here in 2011 with alliances among major companies and property owners uptown. Now the program is going to become a national model.
Jul, 2015 There’s been much discussion lately about the potential of “smart cities” and connecting data to help make communities more efficient, productive, sustainable and secure. But actual examples of smart city projects with documented results are sometimes difficult to find, at least in the U.S. For many cities, it’s a matter of cost.
Feb, 2015 Sustainability is something we hear a lot about and many of us try to make little changes to our daily habits, conserving resources and using energy in smart ways. And it turns out, cities are doing the same thing.
Aug, 2014 For the first time, more than half of the world’s population lives in towns and cities, demonstrating a trend of ever-expanding urban centers. As city populations grow, the demand for city services increases, particularly straining energy and water.
Jul, 2014 Why would the ability of machines talking to machines benefit cities? Well if the machines are talking about how to better use resources such as electricity and water, then it’s a conversation that city administrators want to hear.
Envision Charlotte: Building an Energy Cluster (Abridged)
Nov, 2011 To maximize their effectiveness, color cases should be printed in color.Charlotte, North Carolina, was one of the leading economic centers in the south with a strong position as a headquarter city.
Envision: Charlotte Announced at Clinton Global Initiative
Sep, 2010 NEW YORK – Duke Energy, Cisco and Charlotte Center City Partners today announced the creation of Envision: Charlotte, a first-of-its-kind public-private collaboration to make commercial buildings in Charlotte’s urban core more energy efficient.