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Smart City Webinar – City of Carlsbad

The City of Carlsbad — home to 115,000 residents and a number of large regional employers — is currently building a strategic roadmap for its smart city and connected community initiatives. In this presentation, Chief Innovation Officer David Graham will describe the unique focus areas of the Connected Carlsbad and explain how the City is working to connect its existing smart city initiatives to a broader strategic vision.

Smart City Webinar – City of Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista shares the story behind their Smart City Strategic Action Plan and one of its major components: utilizing advanced traffic signal technologies to help improve traffic flow, increase safety, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The City’s Chief Sustainability Officer and City Traffic Engineer discusses:

1. Establishing a traffic management center
2. Installing adaptive traffic signal controllers
3. Vehicle-to-infrastructure technology
4. Ethernet communications
5. Funding traffic signal improvements
6. Integrating bicycle and pedestrian improvements

Smart City Webinar – City of West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood will share the story of how it built its Smart City Strategic Plan, which was adopted in 2018. The city’s Innovation Division staff will explain the initiatives corresponding to the plan’s three core stages:

1. Create a culture of data for a smart city hall that’s read for the future.
2. Collaborate and experiment across departments to do more with less.
3. Automate processes for an exceptional customer experience.

MISAC Co-Sponsors City Launch 2019

MISAC recently co-sponsored City Launch 2019, a three-day conference presented by Connected Communities Collaborative. The conference, held in San Diego, focused on “Smart Communities.” Greg Duecker, Director of Administration, Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) in Riverside California attended the conference representing MISAC and he filed the report below upon his return. Opinions in this piece are his own, and may not reflect those of WMWD. Read Greg Duecker’s Report >>

The 2019 Smart City Blueprint Award Winner

This year’s Smart City Blueprint award winner was the City of Chula Vista, California. Chula Vista is the second-largest city in San Diego County, with a population of 268,000. The city’s 52 square miles are filled with a coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, parks, miles of trails, and an award-winning Smart City Strategic Action Plan. Read More >>

Jason Anderson – Cleantech San Diego

Cleantech San Diego is a member-based trade organization that positions the greater San Diego region, including Imperial County, as a global leader in the cleantech economy. As a nonprofit organization, we are uniquely suited to support the cleantech industry by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region.

Jim Madaffer – Madaffer Enterprises

Our session on handcrafted roadmaps include strategic planning and engagement for smart city technology adoption. As part of this inclusive plan, it’s essential for cities to streamline their procurement process, build strong cybersecurity, enhance sustainability and find opportunities to accelerate their progress.

Jim Madaffer – CityLaunch 2019

Smart city technologies and services, when properly and strategically implemented, increase government efficiency and enhance the quality of life for the community.

Nishal Mohan – mohuman

Millions of people around the world need digital equity. As our cities become less analog and more digital, these “smart cities” establish technologies without inclusive involvement of the people they are meant to serve. Better and smarter cities begin with civic participation to guide technologies that help those most in need.

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