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New Book Helps Local Governments be Smarter!

PTI Staff Contact: Alan Shark, Executive Director, 202-626-2445.

Alexandria, VA, April 22, 2014—According to the United Nations, by the year 2100 more than 80% of the world’s population will be living in cities. To help local officials plan for what the future will bring when it comes to improving the quality of life of residents, PTI and Items International have published Smarter Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective.

This book also examines making government services more effective and efficient, making public transportation faster and safer, improving public safety, and improving public infrastructure to attract businesses and residents.

Written by government practitioners, industry experts, and technology thought-leaders, Smarter Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective contains twenty-seven chapters by contributing authors from the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

In addition to real-life case studies, this exciting new book explores:

  • The characteristics of a smart city
  • Data collection, analysis and visualization
  • Digital technology and IT infrastructure
  • The leadership and vision needed to be a smart city
  • Effective governance
  • Citizen engagement and participation
  • The power of innovation
  • Mobility and delivering personalized services
  • Smart transportation
  • Smart infrastructure and public works
  • Sustainable and green practices

“Woven throughout this book is the story of how technology can be used by government leaders today to make wise and effective decisions when it comes to planning for a ‘smarter’ city, county or town of tomorrow,” said Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI and Co-Editor of the book.

Smarter Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective is the fourth in a series of global though-leadership books produced by PTI and ITEMS International.

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