GovNews: City of Centennial, CO Joins Newly Formed Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

ARTICLE | Oct 7, 2017
City of Centennial CO

The City of Centennial today announced its leadership role as a founding member in the newly formed Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, a statewide, multi-jurisdictional collaborative of public, private and academic members working together to make Colorado a leader in the development of intelligent, 21st century infrastructure.

“It is exciting to join our regional partners in the creation of a statewide, multi-jurisdictional collaborative to accelerate smart cities technologies in Colorado.  Developing and sharing best practices around the application of smart cities technologies, policies and initiatives will promote innovation and success. As a founding member of Smart Cities Alliance, we look forward to improving the quality of life in Centennial and for all Coloradans,” says Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon.

With more than three million additional people expected to move to Colorado by 2050—a more than 50 percent increase in the population—there is an urgency for community leaders to collaborate on finding innovative, cost-effective ways to better monitor, manage and improve infrastructure and public services.

The Denver South Economic Development Partnership founded the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to provide an open, collaborative and active platform where local business and citizen leaders, public officials and community stakeholders could come together in their efforts to continually improve the region’s economic foundations for future generations.

“The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is advancing policies and technologies that will better equip Colorado residents to live, work and play in a future that is increasingly being shaped by the complex challenges of urban growth,” said Jake Rishavy, vice president of innovation at the Denver South Economic Development Partnership. “We’re working to create a 21st-century technology infrastructure right here in Colorado that will help to enhance everyone’s quality of life, particularly as our communities continue to grow. With our citizen-centered approach to design and public policy, this alliance is going to put Colorado on the map as a smart cities leader.”

To read about the other founding partners and find more information, visit the City of Centennial, CO website here.  

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