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Global Cities Team Challenge Public WiFi SuperCluster Conference Call

November 29th, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Global Teams Challenge logoThe Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) will hold their first group conference call for the Public WiFi SuperCluster. Anyone who is interested in the Public WiFi SuperCluster is welcome to join.

When: 2pm US Eastern Time, Thursday, December 1, 2016
Call Number: +1-877-928-0863, Code:1736096

Also, the Transportation SuperCluster is planning a GCTC Transportation SuperCluster Summit on Feb 1-2 in Portland, Oregon. The preliminary agenda and the registration link can be found here.

The summary of the SuperCluster sessions at the Kickoff event in Washington DC on October 25-26 can be found here. The entities and solutions listed in these preliminary data sets will serve as the initial building blocks in constructing the SuperCluster blueprints and implementation plans, which will be produced and shared by many cities and stakeholders.

A couple of helpful notes for the GCTC community:

NTIA released a Smart Cities Partnership Toolkit

NTIA has recently released a toolkit for local officials and citizen groups to use as a guide for building successful public-private partnerships. Using Partnerships to Power a Smart City: A Toolkit for Local Communities identifies factors to consider when developing a partnership — including what to look for in a partner, assessing each partner’s contribution, and guidance on how to structure the most fruitful partnership agreements. The toolkit also includes checklists to help communities as they work through the planning process.

Backed by a $250 million infrastructure bond, the City of Atlanta issued Smart City RFIs

City of Atlanta has issued RFIs for multiple smart city initiatives based on their Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond Program. You can find more details at:

See the GCTC website to learn more. 


Global Cities Team Challenge Public WiFi SuperCluster Conference Call

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