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The world's population is changing: the majority of people now live in cities, work styles are transforming—from individual to collaborative—and innovation has altered the way we work and live. Public-private partnerships have the opportunity to forge blueprints, policies, and practices that help create a connected, attractive, and sustainable 21st-century city.
The Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group's (IBSG) focus on "urban innovation" has progressed from our engagements with local governments, broadband communities, and the global Connected Urban Development public-private partnership to Cisco's current focus on Smart+Connected Communities.
The Cisco IBSG Urban Innovation Practice aims to:
Demonstrate how an urban business architecture enables integrated citizen services and safety, security, green, energy, building, transportation, and socioeconomic solutions
Develop proof points in bringing to life the network's role in delivering quality of life, economic development, and environmental sustainability
Establish strong alliances, share insights, and inspire cross-sector innovation across urban communities
In doing so, we are working closely with leading, like-minded organizations around the world, including:
Many cross-sector innovators share the vision of how networked infrastructures, services, and business architectures will enable Smart+Connected Communities.