Chattanooga Collaborative Named In Top 50 Smart City Projects

Friday, January 25, 2019
Chattanooga’s new research collaborative has been named as one of the Top 50 smart city projects. The Smart 50 Awards, created by US Ignite, Smart Cities Connect and Smart Cities Connect Foundation, listed the Chattanooga Smart Community Collaborative among the winners. The collaborative was a winner in the “Horizons” category, for projects that show “foundational and inspiring groundwork for future smart city projects.”

“This award recognizes the robust research program we’re building right here in Chattanooga, taking advantage of our world-class fiber optic network,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. 

The Chattanooga Smart Community Collaborative is a research partnership between The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the City of Chattanooga, Erlanger Health System, EPB, Hamilton County, Co.Lab and The Enterprise Center. 

"Recently Chattanooga has attracted researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, UT Dallas and The University of Vermont to conduct studies here.
There’s also smart city research being pioneered at UTC’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP), under the guidance of Dr. Mina Sartipi," officials said. 

“We’re working at CUIP to create smart city solutions that can help improve citizens’ lives,” said Dr. Sartipi. 

The CUIP is involved in research in energy, mobility, healthcare, public safety, water and waste. The center aims to benefit local citizens while developing models that can be replicated around the world, officials said. 

The Smart 50 Awards will be presented at the Smart Cities Connect Conference in Denver this April.

Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership Releases New Tools To Promote The Region

Unemployment Rates Increase In 93 Counties

Secretary Hargett Encourages Tennesseans To Give Wisely This Holiday Season


The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership has unveiled Greater Chattanooga Economic Development, which will serve as the organization’s primary quality-of-life marketing program for talent ... (click for more)

Many Tennessee counties experienced changes in their unemployment rates during October, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Unemployment ... (click for more)

In this season of giving, Secretary of State Tre Hargett cautions Tennesseans to be wary of scams when making charitable donations. "Tennesseans are generous and support each other in times ... (click for more)



Business

Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership Releases New Tools To Promote The Region

The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership has unveiled Greater Chattanooga Economic Development, which will serve as the organization’s primary quality-of-life marketing program for talent attraction and business recruitment. The program includes a digital magazine and print publication and significant exposure on Livability.com, a national website with information about more ... (click for more)

Unemployment Rates Increase In 93 Counties

Many Tennessee counties experienced changes in their unemployment rates during October, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Unemployment in 93 of Tennessee’s 95 counties increased in October. Davidson and Sevier counties saw their rates decrease during the month. During October, two counties in the state had unemployment ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Taylor Leads Deputies On Hixson Chase With Speeds Nearing 100 MPH

A man is facing numerous felony charges after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase down Hixson Pike. On Friday morning, deputies noticed a black BMW in the drive-thru of Hixson Pike Smoking Joe’s, and recognized it as a vehicle driven by Andrew Taylor, 40, who has an extensive criminal record. The tag did not match the vehicle. When Taylor pulled into a gas station ... (click for more)

Firefighters Knock Down Flames At House On Shallowford Road

he Chattanooga Fire Department responded to Shallowford Road Saturday after receiving reports that flames and heavy black smoke were coming from a home in the 400 block. It happened at 12:33 a.m. Responding units found a working fire at 404 Shallowford Road and started attacking it. Firefighters worked to get the flames knocked down and searches of the residence were conducted. ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Employees Need A Bonus Too

A few weeks ago we learned that Sheriff Jim Hammond was asking for a second raise. Earlier this year Hamilton County employees were notified that "due to COVID-19" there would be no raises for employees of any kind this year. I guess Mr. Hammond didnt get that memo about no raises. Why is it that some employees will be getting a raise and others are not? That doesn't really ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Not so long ago we started kicking off The Saturday Funnies with some of our favorite riddles, which can be a lot of fun. As you have just discovered, quarantining at Thanksgiving isn’t as much fun but did you notice when we cut the crowd, our gratitude was allowed to get larger? It seemed we had more time to focus on our treasures, and there is something that is pretty much fun ... (click for more)