Venture Smarter in partnership with Verizon, Jamaica Center, Blue Star, Zebra, SmartLink and other community partners hosted a Digital Districts luncheon to focus on Smart Cities. The discussion explored the current challenges, pilots, and solutions in New York City.
Have 30 seconds? Show support for Digital Districts efforts and sign the letter of support aimed at aligning regional stakeholders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas to use technology as a tool to improve outcomes in our neighborhoods.
Digital Districts is a nonprofit effort aimed at using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people -- for residents, businesses, and institutions. Collaboration will drive smart city success stories and it starts with creating collaborative cohorts of digital districts across cities and regions. The simple goal is to connect our communities, defeating the digital divide while providing economic mobility for everyone regardless of socioeconomic barriers including access to equitable education, job training, and jobs.
Join us in Jamaica-Queens on Tuesday, May 2nd in advance of the Smart Cities NYC expo as we host the second Digital Districts round-table and NYC Smart Cities welcome programming. Elected and public officials, academic and business leaders, and community members committed to using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people will attend a roundtable luncheon from 11am-1pm on Tuesday, May 2nd to explore smart city solutions in New York City and beyond while enjoying a sneak peek at Digital Districts programming that will be unveiled throughout May.
Join local and regional leaders at the second Digital Districts round-table for a lunch and learn style event on Tuesday, May 2nd ahead of the Smart Cities NYC Expo. Topics will include the pillars of smart city planning and the Digital Districts plan to cohesively roll out smart planning strategies to improve outcomes for residents and businesses neighborhood to neighborhood, district to district, and region to region. The event will be hosted by Jamaica Center, Venture Smarter, and several public and private organizations committed to using technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people.
Taking a city as a lab - or a district as a lab approach gives us the ability to leverage existing and emerging technologies to make our cities better places to live. No longer shall technology outpace policy. No longer shall innovation outpace implementation. We can work with residents and businesses to solve real-world problems improving the collective quality of life and supporting talent and innovation funnels at home.