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SXSW 2018

Smart Inclusion: Equity in Smart City Initiatives

What good is an evolving skyline and new technology if Smart City benefits aren’t experienced by ALL residents? In Smart Cities, technology is supposed to enhance livability, but improvements are often concentrated to downtowns and business districts. In Philadelphia, deep poverty is a challenge, and inclusion of low-income communities in Smart City projects is vital. Learn how Philadelphia is ensuring equitable application of Smart City initiatives across all neighborhoods and populations.

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  1. What problems impacting low-income communities can be addressed through Smart City technology?
  2. How can local government ensure that Smart City initiatives benefit residents of every income level?
  3. What specific projects has Philadelphia undertaken in its Smart City efforts that directly impact low-income communities?



Lauren Cox, Manager of Comms & PR, City of Philadelphia

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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