See How Atlanta is Transforming itself into a Smart City

Originally posted by Bob Violino, ZD Net

Environmental sensors, artificial intelligence, and data analytics could improve transit flows and public safety.

Atlanta, like other metro centers, is striving to become a “smart city” via the latest technological innovations. But with some of the city’s infrastructure more than 100 years old, it faces challenges that planners hope to resolve through an integrated technology approach.

The city’s smart initiative began in 2015, when it created a vision and plan for a comprehensive approach to technology application to city projects. One of the key success factors was the passage of the Renew Atlanta bond in the summer of 2015, which gave funding and impetus to the program, said Samir Saini, commissioner and CIO of Atlanta.

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