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smart buildings in the age of covid-19

How COVID-19 clarified the necessity and value of smart buildings

Smart buildings transform the spaces in which we work, live, shop, and relax. They implement innovations that change what we do, how we do it, and where we do it. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted how we used indoor spaces, and despite our progress in combatting the disease, scientists believe it will persist. What then becomes the role of smart buildings?
This blog updates the definition of today’s smart buildings and describes its evolved roles.

Smart city internship students working together

Smart city internship program creates next generation urban innovators

Students in high school are not only residents and beneficiaries of smart cities, but may be its future architects, planners, builders, operators, and leaders.

This blog details our 2021 Smart City Internship Program that introduced seven local high school students with an interest in STEM careers to urban innovation and smart cities.

Smart Cities Digital Divide

Why does the Digital Divide exist in 2021?

We live in a connected world and talk about the possibility of smart cities and its many benefits. But yet, there is still a sizable portion of our communities that do not have broadband Internet service, nor access to devices, or the skills to use them in the year 2021. Silicon Valley in California, the world famous home of innovation and technology, has not been spared.
This blog provides a broad definition of digital divide, identifies some of its causes, and some broad strategic areas to focus on.

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