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Smart & Resilient Communities: How Smart Cities Evolve In A Post-Covid World

The Thunderbird School of Global Management is hosting a panel discussion on the evolution of Smart Cities during a pandemic. The discussion aims to answer the question: “How does the phenomenon of a ‘smart city’ fit into larger sociological and technological traditions, trends and thoughts?” There are various drivers for the purpose of a smart community – environment, technology, ‘the citizen,’ and, in a post COVID-19 world more important than ever, resilience of communities. Joining Dr. Diana Bowman on the panel is Michael Pegues, chief information officer for the City of Aurora, IL; Phillip Thigo, director of Africa, Thunderbird School of Global Management; Jessie Feller Hahn, executive director, Meeting of the Minds and Ron Harris, chief resilience officer, City of Minneapolis, MN.  Register Here Share on facebook Share on email Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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2021 ShapingEDU Winter Games Rundown

It’s been a week since the first ever ShapingEDU Winter Games, and it was one to remember! Over the course of three days, participants joined panels, keynote speakers and breakout sessions centered around winter sports. The games are designed to surface the best in emerging approaches for shaping the future of smart campuses, cities and education — during and after the pandemic. Day 1: Kicking off the first day of the Winter Games, was the “Learning Futures: Designing the Horizon” Keynote was focused on the future of education post-pandemic. The speakers, all from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, discussed the need to rethink teaching and learning environments during the pandemic. Dr. Sean Leahy, director of Technology Initiatives, discussed the challenges of a global disruption when it comes to teaching. Associate Dean and Professor, Dr. Punya Mishra explained that currently, we live in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex

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Day 1 of ShapingEDU Winter Games

Yesterday was the first day of the ShapingEDU Winter Games, and it was a full day of panels and breakout sessions! Day 1 was focused on education post COVID-19 with the keynote focused on the future of education post-pandemic.

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There Is Still Time to Register for the Shaping EDU 2021 Winter Games!

There is still time to register for the ShapingEDU 2021 Winter Games! Starting Tuesday, January 5, join an international community of changemakers (educator leaders, smart city experts, students, faculty and technologists) engaged in a breadth of activities designed to surface the best in emerging approaches for shaping the future of smart campuses, cities and education — during and after the pandemi

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Study Reveals Factors Causing Serious Injuries on Victorian Roads

A study co-authored by Dr. Diana Bowman was released late November, revealing the major causes of injuries on Victorian roads. The Enhanced Crash Investigation Study (ECIS) examined over 400 seriously injured drivers, the factors and the severity of their crashes, all drawn from August 2014 to December 2016. The report, conducted by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), examined in forensic detail the factors of the crashes. Research nurses interviewed drivers and their families following their admission to the hospital and crash investigation teams inspected the scene of the crash and the vehicles involved.  The study found that those involved in the crashes were severely injured and needed extensive medical care, with the average number of days in hospital being 8.6, and 40% needing additional rehabilitation after being released.  MUARC Chief Investigator Associate Professor Michael Fitzharris discussed the factors that led

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You’re Invited to the ShapingEDU 2021 Winter Games

The 3rd annual Smart Region Summit is going global!  Register for the first-ever ShapingEDU Winter Games, taking place January 5-7, 2021. Through a specialized track designed by The Connective, the Winter Games takes advantage of the opportunity to go remote with a full schedule of activities designed to to surface the best in emerging approaches for shaping the future of smart campuses, cities, education and life during the pandemic.  Answer the pressing question of “what comes next” and register to join for a series of keynotes, breakout sessions and hackathons all in Winter Games style.  Register Here Share on facebook Share on email Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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Bowman Discusses Smart Cities in an Era of COVID

Author: Claire Chandler  The definition of Smart Cities and what it means to be a Smart City or region has shifted after the COVID-19 pandemic as many problems have come to surface that need to be addressed in order for a city to improve the quality of life and safety for its citizens. Last month, Dr. Diana Bowman talked with other industry professionals on two panels, to discuss how the pandemic has changed the way cities and regions should use technology to help its citizens.In a panel discussion for “La Movilidad Urbana del Futuro,” an event held by the Convergence Lab and the Instituto Mexicano para la Competividad, Bowman discussed her thoughts on Smart Cities after the pandemic.  “To me, when I think about a smart city,” Bowman said, “it is about how we improve quality of life for the citizens of that city and people who spend time in

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ASU Law students gain paid summer employment, invaluable career experience through innovative ‘Smart State’ initiative

When summer employment opportunities were postponed or canceled for students of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law due to COVID-19, faculty quickly stepped in to provide unique, paid internships and externships. For Diana Bowman, ASU Law’s associate dean for international engagement and co-director for the Center for Smart Cities and Regions, that meant creating a real-world, practical experience for students to give them valuable, hands-on skills that they can carry forward into future careers. Bowman is ASU’s lead on The Connective, a collaboration of ASU, the Maricopa Association of Governments, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Institute for Digital Progress, and the Partnership for Economic Innovation. Working with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), The Connective and ASU, Bowman and the team developed an intensive program that ultimately brought onboard14 students. “When I think about smart cities, and this is how I framed it for our students on day one, what we

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