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SXSW 2020

Test City -> Smart City -> Model City

For years, industry leaders in retail, food and politics have tested their products and platforms in Columbus. Four years ago, Columbus-- America’s test city-- was declared the winner of the USDOT Smart City Challenge at SXSW. Listen in to learn how Columbus leveraged the grant investment to improve quality of life for residents and transform into the epicenter of mobility innovation in the US. Hear how your city can benefit from our lessons learned in our new Playbook Podcast series launching at SXSW 2020.

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  1. How America’s test market has and will continue to produce and prove mobility solutions and best practices viable for any market or city
  2. How public/private partnerships can amplify and grow smart city investments
  3. What is next for the Smart City Challenge-winning city



Mckinzie Harper, Lead, Education, Smart Columbus

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Podcast
  • Track: Government & Politics
  • Level: Advanced
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