Casablanca and Kansas City selected for IEEE Smart Cities Initiative:
IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the selection of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and Casablanca, Morocco as its newest municipalities to engage as IEEE Core Smart Cities. Kansas City and Casablanca were selected from more than 15 applicants as the cities that provided the most compelling evidence they are well positioned to utilize the resources offered through the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative and by demonstrating plans to invest human and financial capital into their project.
Project representatives for Kansas City and Casablanca have been invited to attend an integration workshop in Guadalajara, Mexico during the first IEEE Smart City Conference, 25-28 October, to meet and learn from the experiences of representatives of the three first IEEE Core Smart Cities: Guadalajara, Mexico; Trento, Italy; and Wuxi, China. The two cities will kick-off their activities in the coming months.
As they prepare for their growing populations, in 2016 and beyond, Kansas City and Casablanca will work in concert with their local IEEE chapters to develop expert knowledge, share experience with other core and affiliated cities, and support local innovation and entrepreneurs, working closely with city governance bodies, local industries, local universities, involving students and professors, and available relevant non-governmental organizations…[FULL STORY]