Georgia Tech Expands Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation Initiative

Georgia Tech's expanded smart cities initiative includes an interdisciplinary faculty council, strategic partnerships, and new web hub.

In partnership with the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), Georgia Tech’s initiative on Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation is developing innovative approaches to shaping resilient and sustainable communities.

Through research and development, strategic partnerships, and cutting-edge programming, the initiative brings Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary expertise in technology and policy to the development of smart cities and communities.

The Institute has assembled a 20-plus member interdisciplinary faculty council co-chaired by Gisele Bennett, Georgia Tech’s associate vice president for research faculty interaction, and Beth Mynatt, executive director of IPaT.

Members of the council include the College of Design’s Ellen Dunham-Jones, Catherine Ross, and Dennis Shelden, as well as representatives from four Georgia Tech colleges and nine schools.

Georgia Tech is pairing the council with a number of key partnerships, including the City of Atlanta, which recently launched the North Avenue Smart Corridor pilot project. As the City’s official research partner on the project, Georgia Tech is helping to develop, deploy and evaluate smart technologies aimed at improving public safety, environmental health and traffic congestion along the corridor.

As part of the initiative, a new Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation website provides a comprehensive summary of key partnerships, projects, and data sets. Visit smartcities.gatech.edu for more information.

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Alyson Powell
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