A seismic change is taking place with city planning as smart grids, autonomous vehicles and other innovative mobility services draw closer to becoming commonplace. The upcoming "Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward" symposium will cover the latest developments that local governments should be following, and what adjustments should be made to infrastructure and land-use plans.
"Connected and autonomous vehicles, smart grids, changing urban demographics, and the collection and use of big data – these are a few of the things that are changing our cities and transportation infrastructure," said WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca.
"These changes are going to impact us in the same why that mass produced automobiles impacted society 100 years ago. It's going to take long-range planning, systems-thinking and cross-collaboration between business, government and education to ensure we build cities that are livable, workable and sustainable for everyone."
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