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Building A Smart City: Innovation Neighborhoods

December 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Mike Beehler

The world is growing more urban every day. According to the United Nations, 2050 the urbanite population will grow by 3 billion people.

The future of our planet will be defined by the future of our cities. The ideas behind a smart city have been around for two decades, and few question the immense potential behind the concept. So why isn’t the movement happening faster? Taking incremental steps can be the solution.

Mike Beehler of Burns & McDonnell’s Transmission & Distribution Group will discuss how innovation neighborhoods are smart cities on a more attainable scale. A smart city connects all infrastructure in diverse neighborhoods and communities using technology to drive operational excellence, increase revenue potential and support sustainable customer lifestyles. And while an “Innovation Neighborhood” project scope is smaller, the benefits can be significant setting the stage for increased growth and prosperity.

Who should attend?

IEEE members and non-members in the global power, energy, communications and IT/computing industries as well as government and academia interested in learning more about Smart Cities.