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As communities look to improve service through technology, more and more are interested in an emerging field known as smart city digital twins—a concept that originated here at Georgia Tech.  
Interdisciplinary scholars from around the world gathered in Tech Square on April 25 and 26 for the Beyond Smart Symposium. They reflected on issues of researching smart city deployments and projects.
A day-long workshop at the GTRI Conference Center in Midtown brought together local governments, government associations, industry, and academia to explore potential smart community initiatives as part of the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge.
In an effort to reduce police officer response times to calls for assistance, Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Police Department partnered on a year-long project to reconfigure patrol areas across the city.  
Chamblee has been exploring a mode of transportation most cities haven’t adopted—shared autonomous vehicles or SAVs. City officials are partnering with Georgia Tech to launch a semi-autonomous shuttle downtown.  
If you think Atlanta traffic is bad now, a recent UN study predicts that 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by 2050. That’s a lot of cars on the roads come 5 o’clock. Or maybe not.  

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Georgia Healthy Cities, a Neighborhood Nexus project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s...
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor, School of Architecture; Director, Urban Design Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
Heaven or Hell? The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Form...

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