Smart Cities

"smart city": an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently (Wikipedia)

Smart cities technologies are being applied in many fields -- public health, architecture, transportation, civic infrastructure, energy, environment, public policy, education, and more. Free public Wi-Fi, the Internet of things, autonomous vehicles, web-based curricula, personal health monitors and smart transit hubs have the potential to radically change how goods and services are organized and delivered. To keep the campus and community abreast of these exciting new developments and opportunities, the National Center for Smart Growth has been awarded two (2) related research grants:

(1) Baltimore Smart Cities Project - to develop a strategic plan for addressing the question: How can investments in smart cities technologies improve the lives of low-income, inner-city residents?

(2) University District Smart Cities Project - a two-year initiative to develop an institutional framework for research, education, and engagement in smart cities and urban analytics at the University of Maryland, using the Baltimore Avenue Corridor as a smart cities lab