City of Providence Chosen for Smart City Initiative by Envision America

The City of Providence, a New England Council member, was recently chosen as one of ten cities in the U.S. to participate in Envision America’s 2017 Smart City program.

The Smart City initiative aims to help cities create “smart” projects to tackle water, waster, energy, and air challenges each city faces. Providence was chosen for the program based on its goals, the cross-sector collaborations the city hosts, and the overall commitment to creating new approaches to tackle the common challenges facing cities in the U.S. today.  As a part of the program, City of Providence representatives will attend a three-day workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina. In Charlotte, representatives from the ten cities will collaborate with experts from industry and academia to develop strategies to execute “smart” projects. Envision America partners include NEC members AT&T, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo.

“Providing the space to meet with leading cities and cutting edge companies was a great network building and learning opportunity,” said Pittsburgh Chief Resiliency Officer Grant Ervin, speaking on the impact of Envision America’s 2016 workshop.

The New England Council congratulates the City of Providence for being chosen for this distinguished initiative and thanks Providence for being a leader in tackling these challenges facing the American cities. Read more in Envision America’s press release and Providence Business News.

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