Envision America, a White House initiative aimed at developing “smart cities” to address climate change and improve city services and energy efficiency through technology and project planning, has selected Greenville, SC as one of its first ten cities to participate in the inaugural program.
Greenville joins Cambridge, MA, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Milwaukee, WI, New York City, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, Portland, OR, San Diego, CA, and Spokane, WA in this year’s program. Envision America has the corporate backing of Accelerated Innovations, AT&T, Autodesk, Bank of America, Black and Veatch, Cisco, Duke Energy, Esri, GE, IBM, Intel, Itron, Landis+Gyr, Microsoft, Qualcomm, SAS, ThingWorx, and Wells Fargo.
Itron president and chief executive officer Philip Mezey says that “this initiative will drive outcomes, including improved city services, enhanced energy and water management and increased economic opportunity, through collaboration and shared technologies.”
Congratulations to Greenville!