Smart Cities use information and communications technologies, including the Internet of things (IoT) sensors, to collect data to efficiently manage resources and share information to improve the quality of government services and citizen welfare.
During Detroit Month of Design, SpaceLab Detroit will present a panel discussion and interactive workshop exploring how Detroit citizens can participate in the design of Smart City projects; their application in our streets, neighborhoods and public spaces; and the potential for smart technologies to promote inclusion and equity in our city.
Panelists will include government officials, designers, urban planners, technology professionals and social innovators. Workshop participants will present issues that plague neighborhoods and the city and develop ideas for smart city technologies that can help reduce or solve problems and increase the quality of services and quality of life.
Danna Reyes – Urban Planner, The Mannik & Smith Group (moderator)
Joshua Edmonds – Director of Digital Inclusion, City of Detroit
W. David Tarver – Founder & President, Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative
Juan Shannon, Parker Village (Highland Park)
This event is born out of a discussion with students from Southeastern High School in Detroit. The workshop portion of the event promotes collaboration among citizens, government, designers, planners and others. Detroit residents (community) will be invited to share issues they believe can be resolved through smart city technologies.
This event is an official part of the Detroit Month of Design 2019 program which takes place September 1-30, 2019. Programmed by Design Core, Detroit Month of Design is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a UNESCO City of Design.
Seann Lewis has opened a satellite office at SpaceLab Detroit. He brings his company’s expertise in information technology and drone services to our coworking and shared office community. The company’s services complement the other built environment company offerings at SpaceLab.
After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy as an Electronics Technician, Seann saw the need for quality technology services at an affordable price. What began as a one-man operation has quickly grown into much more. SeannLewis.com‘s service offerings include: – Computer sales, repair and troubleshooting – IT consultation – Networking and network troubleshooting – Web Design and Development – Scalable IT solutions – IT staffing
A leading provider of drone services for construction and real estate projects in the metro Detroit area, Seann recently presented a workshop introducing professionals to the types of drones, how they are used for gathering data, surveying, mapping, and sales, and where the industry is headed.
Whatever Technology Groupjoins the SpaceLab Detroit community, catering to the computer and technical needs of all small businesses and providing affordable quality service for individual personal technology needs.
WTG can complete service repairs on all computers and devices and performs IT consulting and management services, including: custom IT and network solutions, licensing, hardware and software assessments, 24/7 help desk, training, and website design.
The company’s partners have also formed the Whatever Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers technology education and training to local students. A PC Health Fair on August 11 and 12, 2017 at SpaceLab will give recent graduates of the program hands-on computer experience and raise funds for the foundation.