RTCC SMART Series: Briefing on Federal Smart Cities Funding & Envision: America

More than 70 people joined RTCC at NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues on November 4 to learn about a recently announced White House Initiative directing $160 million to focus on smart cities. Jennifer Robinson, Director, Local Government Solutions at SAS opened the meeting with perspectives on the smart city movement.


Rob Edwards, Partner and Co-Team Leader of the Energy, Project Finance and Technology Team, and Ben Snowden, Environmental Litigation Associate, from Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP provided an overview of the White House announcement and highlighted the programs most relevant to the communities of the Research Triangle Region.

Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte, discussed the Envision: America program and its upcoming workshop focused on developing smart city solutions.

Presentations from the event can be download here.

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