Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 4:33 p.m.
Join Spokane Mayor David Condon, Mrinalini (Lani) Ingram, Vice President of Smart Communities at Verizon, and Kim Zentz from Urbanova, for the announcement of an important addition to Spokane’s smart cities collaboration.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Rooftop at the EWU Center, 668 N. Riverfront Blvd. Building #5 Meet in the first floor lobby near elevators to be escorted to the roof. Special Note: must have closed toe shoes, no heel for safety.
WHAT: Announcement of new “smart cities” partnership
Smart cities initiatives harness data and technology applications to come up with ways to improve the lives of citizens. For example, one application currently in testing in Spokane includes connecting sensors that detect traffic volumes and dim street lights when volumes are low to save energy. Urbanova, whose partners include the City of Spokane, Itron, Avista, Gallup, McKinstry, The University District Development Association and Washington State University, is working on these technology applications using the University District as its testing ground.