A secure and sustainable infrastructure is vital to the District’s economy, security, recreation and safety. In recent years, the District has leveraged smart-city technologies to adapt its 20th century systems, from bridges to drinking water to transit, for the 21st century and beyond.
The Economic Intelligence Roundtables dedicated to Infrastructure and Smart Cities outline DC infrastructure initiatives, past and present, forge new concepts for capital improvements in the District and find best practices to address the city’s top infrastructure challenges today and into the future. Through these Roundtables, a group of industry, government, academic and nonprofit leaders engage in lively dialogues that explore how to safeguard the District’s infrastructure to ensure reasonable and dynamic growth.
The Roundtables illustrate how smart technology can be used to meet future District needs, from “smart” stoplights to high-tech parking meters, and to more effectively invest taxpayer dollars. Each Roundtable showcases a timely topic and produces a series of concepts and recommendations on public policies and private sector practices—with the goal of moving the issue from thought to action.