IEEE INVITES GLOBAL MUNICIPALITIES TO ENGAGE IN NEW IEEE SMART CITIES INITIATIVE

IEEE Smart Cities Initiative to assist local government leaders in planning smart cities for growing urban populations

PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 26 March 2014 – IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative. The United Nations predicts a near doubling of city dwellers by 2050, and municipalities preparing for an increase in urban residents are invited to apply for consideration to receive strategic and practical advice from a dedicated team of IEEE experts, as well as education and training to help them address the huge demands on land, resources and services associated with expanding urban living environments.

Municipalities interested in formally engaging in the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative can download an application form at http://smartcities.ieee.org. The deadline to submit completed applications is Friday 16th May 2014. Successful applicants who meet the criteria will provide clear, compelling evidence that the municipality is well-positioned to utilize the resources offered through the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, that its evolution into a smart city has the potential to substantially enhance a city’s capacity to act on key issues, and that the city can demonstrate plans to invest human and financial capital into the project.

For more information on the new IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, including criteria and how to apply, visit http://smartcities.ieee.org. Completed applications should be submitted via email to Harold Tepper, IEEE Future Directions at smartcities-cfi@ieee.org by the Friday 16th May deadline.

Contacts:
Vivian Kelly
For IEEE Smart Cities
+1 703.860.0577, viviankelly@interprosepr.com

Francine Tardo
IEEE
+1 732.465.5865, f.tardo@ieee.org