Smart Cities May 2019: City & Governmental Perspectives on Urban Challenges
From Danielia DeLorenzo
This is the second video segment from a conference at Princeton University on academic “Smart Cities” research and its potential relevance to New Jersey’s urban centers.
In this segment, government leaders and policy advisors from different regions and countries discuss their plan to embrace rapid urbanization. Through collaborative research with industries and universities, regional governments are working to guarantee affordable housing options, improve transportation systems, finance and target emerging industries and technologies, and develop clean energy technology.
“Building the Future: New Technological Frontiers in Cities” was a showcase of New Jersey university research regarding integrating urban infrastructure with networked sensors, data analytics, and other novel technologies to improve quality of life, resiliency and sustainability in urban environments.
A key objective of the day was identifying new opportunities for collaboration between universities, industry, foundations, and government in this important field.
The multi-institutional conference was organized by Princeton’s Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations and the Metropolis Project, with support from Lyft. It was held on May 6, 2019.
This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.
0:00 - 4:42 Introduction by Spencer Reynolds, Princeton University, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Engagement
4:44- 5:15 Andrew Levecchia, Director of Planning Board, Camden County, NJ
5:19 - 6:08 Stephen Marks, Business Administrator, Hoboken, NJ
6:15 - 6:51 Dan Dominguez, Acting Director, Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development, New Brunswick, NJ
6:56 - 7:46 Steve Emanuel, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Newark, NJ
7:51 - 8:42 Deborah Hoffman, Director of Economic Development, Passaic County, NJ
8:45 - 9:44 Michael Powell, Director of Economic Development, Patterson, NJ
10:03 - 10:41 Anthony Cancro, Township Administrator, Plainsboro, NJ
10:48 - 12:10 Michael LaPlace, Planning Director, Princeton, NJ
12:15 - 13:08 Bryan Evans, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Greater Trenton, NJ
13:13 - 14:01 Shelley Brindle, Mayor, Westfield, NJ
14:09 - 14:54 John Taylor, Assistant Township Engineer, West Windsor, NJ
15:24 - 16:50 Gary Rowe, Councillor, Casey, Australia
17:53 - 18:57 Kevin DeSmedt, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy, Planning, and Research, NJ Economic Development Authority