An Entrepreneurial City challenges the status quo on how projects are developed and delivered, integrating an experimental spirit to take calculated risks while exploring innovative possibilities to bring the best and brightest ideas, projects and collaboration to Denver. The following are 3 areas that are examples of this process in action.
This week, brains were installed in the first of 53 city street lights that live near the solitary Peña Station rail stop just south of Denver International Airport. The first autonomous shuttle is expected to move in next month. By March, a device that measures air quality will join the community, high-density Wi-Fi will be turned on and the first series of apartments will break ground in hopes of attracting new life. Denver’s futuristic smart city, Peña Station Next, is becoming a reality.Read More from the article "Denver smart city Peña Station Next a technological testing ground for Panasonic" at DenverPost.com
Building a citizen-centric, technology-focused research capacity on smart urban communities through collaboration between the University of Denver (DU) and CCD. The city of Denver co-submitted with the universities for $3M National Science Foundation Grant for Smart and Connected Communities.
With a rapidly growing population in the city of Denver, comes pain points of this growth, specifically traffic and congestion. As part of a $12 million project to address this issue, Denver is deploying a Living Lab. Leveraging cutting-edge transportation technology to help reduce congestion and our cities carbon footprint.
The living lab is where the city tests innovative ideas and share knowledge at minimal cost. The lab provides direct access to modern technology to fully understand capabilities and limitations prior to large-scale deployments, allowing the government to innovate in a contained environment. Three applications are: