Georgia Smart Community Growth Workshop Overview



Georgia Smart Community Growth Workshop

Are you interested in Smart Communities? Would you like to see how your city/county/community/organization can get involved?

Join us for the Georgia Smart Community Growth Workshop on Friday, March 29, 2019.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together key stakeholders from local governments, government associations, industry, and academic leaders to explore potential smart community initiatives, opportunities, and collaboration. Panelists from Georgia Tech, ATDC, ULI Atlanta, AARP, and GENERATOR will discuss how Smart Cities can foster community growth. The inaugural Georgia Smart Communities Challenge winners along with corresponding Georgia Tech researchers will present their current project status and answer your questions.
Communities interested in learning about and applying for the 2019 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge will be involved in a hands on proposal development workshop in the afternoon.

This workshop is intended for:

  • City and County Officials
  • Local government associations
  • Industry experts and academic practitioners
  • Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations


About Us: Georgia Tech's Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation

Organizer of Georgia Smart Workshops and the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

In partnership with the Institute for People and Technology and located in Tech Square's Centergy Building, Georgia Tech’s initiative on Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation develops innovative approaches to shaping resilient and sustainable communities. Through research and development, strategic partnerships, and cutting-edge programming we bring Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary expertise in technology and policy to the development of smart cities and communities.

We use a smart cities ecosystem approach that spans multiple technology domains—such as information and communication technologies (ICTs), intelligent infrastructure, smart energy systems, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and incorporates policy expertise — on open data policies, public-private partnerships, and city-university collaborations—to present innovative solutions to challenges—such as the urban-rural digital divide, advanced mobility, civic engagement, and resilience. Through this interdisciplinary research and engagement, Georgia Tech seeks to shape sustainable cities, communities, and regions locally, nationally, and globally.

Learn more at: http://smartcities.gatech.edu/about