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    Smart City” Federal Grant Funding Period Has Ended in Columbus, Ohio. What Now?

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    Post  mudra Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:37 am

    Smart City” Federal Grant Funding Period Has Ended in Columbus, Ohio. What Now?

    JUNE 17, 2021
    By B.N. Frank

    A 2018 survey revealed 66% of Americans did NOT want to live in “Smart Cities” due to privacy and security risks.  Worldwide opposition to “Smart Cities” continues to increase due major cybersecurity, economic, privacy, safety, health and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  In 2020, Toronto cancelled its “Smart City” plans due to public opposition (see 1, 2).

    Despite warnings and risks, some U.S. cities have already become “Smart”. Legislators continue to promote funding this at the federal, state, and local level.

    We may never know whether or not Columbus, Ohio residents ever “got behind” becoming a “Smart City”.  Regardless, the city’s federal grant funding period is over.

    From Smart Cities Dive:

    At challenge’s conclusion, Smart Columbus to continue its work

    Dive Brief:

    With its federal grant funding period now over, the Smart Columbus organization in Columbus, Ohio, announced Tuesday it will continue its work as a “collaborative innovation lab” to use technology to address societal problems in the region.
    Now, the city of Columbus will sustain several of the group’s initiatives that had been pioneered after winning the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) inaugural Smart City Challenge. The projects slated to continue are multimodal trip-planning app Pivot; parking payment app ParkColumbus; smart mobility hubs; the connected vehicle environment; and the Smart Columbus operating system.
    Officials said Smart Columbus will now focus on ways technology can help benefit the region, including through mobility, sustainability and digitalization. Research from Ohio State University found the implementation of USDOT’s grant funding generated an estimated gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $173.39 million and generated or induced 2,366 jobs in the city and its surrounding area.


    Read on: https://www.activistpost.com/2021/06/smart-city-federal-grant-funding-period-has-ended-in-columbus-ohio-what-now.html?utm_source=Activist+Post&utm_medium=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3XPo7X9x9TL1KIQ9u89O_Xtg70AWWEQjHM_jGPRKl0JgdGp0dUWZ86rWY
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