25 – 28 September 2018
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Running in parallel
James said in an emergency they could also be used for
public safety announcements.
Funding for the kiosks comes
from interactive panels that
include geo specifc advertising, said James.
“In the case of New York
City, they are actually making revenue from these,”
A lot of investment compa-
nies are looking into smart
city projects as a new area
of interest, said Small and
James, pointing to Long
Haul Capital, a company that
offers innovative fnancing for
smart city initiatives such as walkable cities, smart growth mort-
gages and Intra-city rail.
What City Will Be Next?
At the intersection of clean air, connected people, connected
infrastructure and public safety lies the smart city and while
many are already on board, there are some cities still ripe for
this type of development.
James said there are some cites that might beneft greatly
from smart city initiatives because they can spur job growth.
“Communities that are looking to fnd new economic development opportunities and community re-vitalization,” said James.
“Detroit comes to mind and they are active in this area. Cleveland and Milwaukee, those are areas that have a real strong reason from an economic development perspective to make a move,”
she said, adding, “And a number of those places are also in the
position to have strong networks of private sector, academic sector, progressive utilities that can help make that happen.” à