The Triangle Smart Cities Conference took place at the Hunt Library on NCSU’s Centennial Campus. WRAL TechWire tweeted “live” from the event.

WRAL TechWire’s tweets and more:

  • NCSU, UNC-CH, and host of collaborators are striving to make the Triangle region smartest in country” -NCSU Chancellor, Randy Woodson
  • Says Maryland Governor and MetroLab Network’s O’Malley, “A smart city improves the well being of it’s people.”
  • Says [Raleigh Mayor] @NancyMcFarlane , “Rural areas may see growth in Triangle as a threat to economic growth in rural areas.”
  • Question from the Crowd: How can we turn NC’s urban/rural divide to urban/rural inclusivity? What bridges are being or can be built?
  • “A proverbial challenge is the pace of government vs. the pace of technology,” says @CityofDurhamNC Manager. How fast can we react?
  • Panel Response: cross sharing taking place, forums encourage collaboration, broadband always a powerful connector, a super highway.
  • Q”We rely on a nonpartisan group to [collect, curate, and] interpret data [for good] in Chapel Hill,” says @PamHemminger
  • Sensor-driven, personal touches like using apps like Waze encourages the safe and speedy transit for all. People make cities smart!
  • “The intellectual capital of the Triangle region is huge,” says @TownofCary Lori Bush. Our people engage their intellect for good!
  • Question from the crowd: If you could choose one Smart City initiative to accomplish this next year, what?
  • ​As in agriculture, “We should have economic dm eat conversation “View from the City Panel ” at Triangle Smart Cities Summit!