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Hardwiring urban innovation: RD&D partnerships for 21st century cities

July 11, 2016, Alaina J. Harkness

Smart meters and streetlights. Autonomous vehicles. Air quality sensors. These and other “smart city” innovations have the potential to generate vast quantities of data for cities and their residents, and universities are stepping up by investing in new efforts to catalyze the research, development, and deployment (RD&D) of such urban technologies. And by partnering with their communities, universities are pioneering innovations to improve the effectiveness of government, make cities better places, and even save lives.