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Overhauling transportation and mobility services in America’s first ‘smart city’ will save lives

A director tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the construction of America's first 'smart city' has said that improving mobility and transportation will ultimately 'save lives'. Jordan Davis, Director of Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership, made the remark as Columbus, Ohio embarks on a revolutionary transformation that will make it the first 'smart city' in the US.

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Microsoft launch ‘smart cities toolkit’ to help urban planners assist people with disabilities

US technology giants Microsoft has made a number of exciting announcements at Smart Cities NYC 17 that are set to revolutionize the smart city sector. However, one announcement in particular struck a chord with many - and that was Microsoft's revelation that it has created a new accessibility toolkit specifically designed to help city officials, architects and urban planners design cities which would have inclusive features aimed at assisting people with disabilities.

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