Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation

Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation

IPaT’s work in this area focuses on the daily lives of communities – how they live, work and play. We are finding innovative approaches to shaping sustainable cities with research that thinks globally while acting locally. We're examining the transformative role of technology in transportation, civic engagement, and disaster recovery focusing on novel communication and information technologies to aid communities during disaster and crisis situations.

Georgia Tech’s initiative on Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation develops innovative approaches to shaping resilient and sustainable communities. Through research and development, strategic partnerships, and cutting-edge programming the initiative brings Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary expertise in technology and policy to the development of smart cities and communities.

Featured Projects

Data-Driven Policing
Data-Driven Policing
In an effort to reduce police officer response times to calls for assistance, Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Police Department partnered on a year-long project to reconfigure patrol areas across the city.
Georgia Smart Communities Challenge
Georgia Smart Communities Challenge
The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for communities of any size in Georgia to receive funding and support that enables them to envision, explore, and plan for their “smart” future. Communities are given grant funding, a partnership with a Georgia Tech research team, networking opportunities, and access to additional, unique resources to execute their projects. 
North Avenue Smart Corridor
North Avenue Smart Corridor
In September 2017, the City of Atlanta and Georgia Tech launched the North Avenue Smart Corridor. It’s the most connected corridor in Georgia and a living laboratory for traffic management through technology. The Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond is funding the approximately $3-million project.

Featured Centers and Labs

Center for Urban Innovation
Center for Urban Innovation
The Center for Urban Innovation (CUI) supports research that thinks globally, acts locally, and encourages researchers, students, and civic leaders to find innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to shaping sustainable cities.
Digital Building Laboratory
Digital Building Laboratory
The Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) connects Georgia Tech researchers to professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) industries. The laboratory brings practitioners working in the field together with cutting edge research in data science, robotics, 3D visualization, and materials science.
Digital Humanities Lab
Digital Humanities Lab
The Digital Humanities Lab explores how digital technologies and related computational techniques engage questions of humanistic inquiry. We draw from the expertise of students and faculty in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in order to identify how issues of computation intersect with literary, historical, and cultural concerns.
Interactive Media Technology Center
Interactive Media Technology Center
The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) is a research, design, and development center focusing on technology, education, culture, and health. IMTC's mission is to enable ambitious research around campus and amplify the impact of IPaT by: supporting large interdisciplinary projects, performing engineering & project management at scale, participating with academic faculty as research collaborators, bolstering tech transfer, and providing sustainability to ongoing projects.
Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation
Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation
Georgia Tech’s initiative on Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation develops innovative approaches to shaping resilient and sustainable communities. Through research and development, strategic partnerships, and cutting-edge programming the initiative brings Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary expertise in technology and policy to the development of smart cities and communities.

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