About SmartCity.ai

Introduction:
Today’s global communities are challenged to manage their built and natural environment. The Natural environment includes land, air, water, energy, weather, forests, fields, lakes and shorelines to name a few. The built environment comprises structures, roads, bridges, parking, waterways, airports, stadiums, universities, observatories.

The rapid development of the cyberphysical systems offer potential solutions when mated with science and data driven leadership policies and plans, processes and citizen engagement.

Cyberphysical systems are driven by advanced sensors able to see, hear, detect, ‘feel’ the natural and built environment, providing citizens, community leaders and scholars with a dependable, and trusted source of facts, sentiment often revealing trends well in advance. The Smart community embraces the observations people, cyber-physical sensors provide.

The goal of these sites is to provide Citizens scientists, scholars, leaders, businesses, educators, with novel insights contributed by engineers, philosophers, educators, students, parents, wage earners, retirees, business experts – vetted by the cross-discipline teams contributing to the US NIST seeded Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC).

The SmartCity.ai Sites Background.
NIST’s GCTC is organized by focus areas, including Education, Rural, Regional, Transportation, Security, [full list and links]. These focus areas are supported by teams called Action Clusters that prove or disprove certain theories about a solution suitable for a Global Team Challenge. Over 1200 international visitors gather to present their findings and share their experiences. In 2020, the global pandemic has changed the means by which these findings are identified, developed and presented.

The Sites
The Data Supercluster is a cross-teams effort started under the auspices of NIST GCTC in 2015, by Jason Whittet and Alex Huppenthal, as a natural outgrowth of considerations in Streetlights homed multi-sensors produced data on which energy efficiency policies were developed. Today, the Data Supercluster includes Co-chair Raimundo Rudolfo, distinguished Smart Community Leader of Coral Cables and Scott Tousley, key contributor to the GCTC Cyber Security team, DHS leader and key executive of Splunk in data.

Together with our colleague co-chairs in Smart Buildings, Education, Rural [others] we endeavor to preservere during the pandemic and use lessons learned to deliver on the promise of shared solutions, challenges and innovations, through high value Action Cluster team matchmaking, education, shared event calendars, tools and examples.

SmartCity.ai
Our public facing news and article organization web log. Our site will vocalize text in articles for sight impaired, demonstrate back-end tools and analysis providing shared visualizations to encourage discussion and wider engagement. Article editors select information and news posted here based on value to cities, citizens, education leaders and others, not commercial interests of vendors. A limited number of sponsor logos are available for those supporting the operation of these sites.

Leaders.SmartCity.ai
For the active co-chairs of the top level SuperClusters, Leaders.SmartCity.ai offers an exclusive, timely environment that contains the unedited, and embryonic discussions among today’s distinguished global community leaders. No commercial engagement is allowed on this site.

Solutions.SmartCity.ai
Offers commercial consultants, companies, organizations, non-profits, NGOs, and others an area where they can share their solutions as the might at our regular Conference. Comment sections and contact information is available, as well as interactive online chat, Clubhouse, Zoom and other easy to use ways of getting answers to your questions in a low-stress, higher touch environment of high value to the visitor as well as the people presenting their solutions. Organizations may offer for-fee or free engagement on this site.

Other sites –
NIST official GCTC site is here:
OpenCommons Wiki, Blog and references are here: