Communities across the world are adopting Smart Community or Smart City concepts to improve quality of life, environmental quality, services provided by government, transportation, civic engagement and more. This session will provide students with an introduction to the following:
Understand what it means to be a Smart Community or City
Discussion of example Smart City projects being implemented globally. Examples include: (1) Open Data Initiatives (2) Internet of Things for traffic, environment and public safety issues (3) Waste Management and (4) using 311 systems to report problems, make complaints or discover information about local government services.
Explore a Smart Community project in Lafayette, LA that includes the creation of an IoT network that will deploy 300 air quality sensors to measure air quality (Ozone and Particulate Matter)
Learn about Environmental Quality issues related to Air Quality and how Smart City and Internet of Things solutions can be used to understand and manage air quality.
This session is an introduction to a set of classroom activities that will be offered in Fall 2017 as a set of interrelated classes covering the topics above in more depth.
What does it mean to be a Smart City?
How are cities around the world using Smart City technologies to improve quality of life for citizens? What is Open Data and how is it used?
How is Lafayette, Louisiana using the Internet of Things to learn more about air quality across the city? How do you manage large amounts of data related to sensors across a city?
Why is understanding Ozone and Particulate Matter concentrations important to human health and the environment?
Students will learn about the basics of Smart City projects, the technologies involved and why this is important to their communities. This session is an introduction to a set of sessions that will run in the Fall semester of 2017 and will set the stage for deeper dives on each topic discussed.
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