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Columbus pivots smart city funding toward prenatal care

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After winning $40 million from the Transportation Department’s Smart City Challenge grant last year, Columbus, Ohio, has received approval to divert funds away from bus safety sensors, parking and street lights, and into medical transportation for pregnant mothers.

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Adding Accessibility and Purposeful Inclusion into Austin’s #SmartCities Strategic Roadmap

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Like many other fast-growing urban centers, my hometown of Austin, TX has reached a historic tipping point triggered by Austin’s rapid urbanization. Austin City Leadership recognizes it must engage in vastly new approaches to adjust and calibrate to social and economic challenges amplified by the lightning speed of technical and industrial advances. To address these challenges, Austin is taking a…

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City of Portland-Smart City Challenge

Smart City Challenge Portland

The City of Portland is in a moment of significant opportunity with in-migration rates among the highest in the country and robust job growth. However, increasing rents, road safety, and property values threaten our ability to remain a city for all. In the face of such growth pressure, the City is committed to overcoming our legacy of transportation and economic…

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DOT Smart City Challenge Selected Videos

DOT Smart City Challenge Selected Videos

  About DOT Our Activities Areas of Focus Overview 78 Vision Statements Beyond Traffic Themes Seven Finalist Cities The Winner: Columbus What Comes Next Challenge Highlights Round Two: Seven Finalists Create Plans To Implement Their Visions Austin Columbus Denver Kansas City Pittsburgh Portland San Francisco The U.S. DOT named seven finalists: Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San…

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