Smart Communities was identified in January 2016 as a priority initiative area. ITE’s goal is to be a champion for a people-based approach that uses new and emerging technologies, such as the Internet-of-things, big data, and automated and connected vehicles as enablers to support livable, prosperous communities that provide opportunities for all citizens. Former ITE International President Shawn Leight has challenged ITE to “Be Out Front” in influencing and shaping the direction of smart communities, not just waiting and reacting.
The ITE International Board of Direction identified Smart Communities as a priority initiative area in January 2016 and created the ITE Smart Communities Task Force (SCoTF). ITE’s goal is to be a champion for a people-based approach that uses new and emerging technologies, such as the Internet-of-things, big data, and automated and connected vehicles as enablers to support livable, prosperous communities that provide opportunities for all citizens.
ITE members are invited to join the Smart Communities community on ITE Community (member login required).
The ITE Smart Communities Task Force is developing a series of informational one-pagers on Smart Communities topics, called Quick Bites. These will be published on this page, though the ITE Spotlite newsletter, and on ITE Community as they become available.
If you have questions or would like more information on the ITE Smart Communities initiative, please contact ITE Smart Communities Task Force (SCoTF) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus Smart Communities Challenge
The City of Columbus proposed a comprehensive, integrated plan addressing challenges in residential, commercial, freight, and downtown districts using a number of new technologies, including connected infrastructure, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, an integrated data platform, autonomous vehicles, and more. Columbus plans to work closely with residents, community and business leaders, and technical experts to implement their plan. They have committed to collaborate with Austin, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Francisco to share best practices to help other cities across America replicate their successes. Public roll-out of the various Smart Columbus pilot projects will begin in 2017. To learn more, visit the Smart Columbus homepage.