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Smart cities are popping up all over the world – tackling various issues: cutting crime; reducing traffic congestion; relieving pollution levels. And while the initiatives may vary, every smart city has the same goal – to improve the lives of its citizens.

The smart city at the centre of our podcast is Kansas City, winner of the Edison Award (Gold) for “Collective Disruption” and civic innovation in 2017. We talk to Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of Kansas City, and Gordon Feller, founder of the highly influential smart city program, Meeting of the Minds, both of whom are tasked with harnessing the power of data and technology for the greater good. Bob and Gordon outline the definition of a smart city; what it takes to make a success of it; and what it means to live in a smart city.

Follow the conversation as Paul Miller asks how smart cities are changing the way we work, whether there can ever be a “smart rural” and what we can expect from our future smart cities.

Listen to Episode 22 – What makes Kansas City (and many other cities) so smart?

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