City of Chicago plans to introduce a smart-city platform to create citizen engagement, mobility and new city services

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CIVIQ’s smart city solution will help the City of Chicago foster citizen engagement 

Today, CIVIQ Smartscapes announced the upcoming deployment of its unified smart city solution in the City of Chicago. 

As part of AT&T’s Smart Cities spotlight city pilot, CIVIQ Smartscapes will initially install smart city, interactive CIVIQ Waypoint devices in downtown Chicago, that will provide high-speed public Wi-Fi.  The deployment will also enable CIVIQ’s Mobility Experience (CME): a solution that connects devices, people and services to deliver citizen engagement and improved city services.

CIVIQ’s deployment of Waypoints devices connected to the city of Chicago will provide a smart ecosystem purposed to engage residents. Services include digital applications at the Waypoint, such as wayfinding, interactive information about transportation services, safety alerts and free Wi-Fi. For the  first time, residents will be able to initiate a dialogue with their elected city officials, enabling the city to respond to issues and allow for the expansion of a new experience across city services. 

George Burciaga, Managing Director, Global Government Development & Innovation of CIVIQ Smartscapes, stated, “Cities across the world are focused on transforming urban landscapes into hyper-connected smartscapes. Connecting smart devices, services and people will allow cities to react to human occurrences in real time, while becoming more efficient and sustainable. We recognize that the heartbeat of every city is the people, so technology should reach them."

 Alderman Daniel Solis stated, “The City of Chicago and the Mayor are focused on building a safer and smarter Chicago, this technology improves the way residents communicate and is the first step of many within the City of Chicago.”

Brenna Berman, Chief Information Officer for the City of Chicago stated, “We are excited to take this technological leap and put Chicago at the forefront of smart cities throughout the country. By integrating CIVIQ’s smart solutions into our infrastructure, we look forward to seeing first-hand how Chicago residents and visitors alike embrace its many technological benefits.”

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