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Latest News & Views in the Smart Cities Marketplace

Smartscaping News is a regular publication of CIVIQ Smartscapes where they share some of the more compelling news stories and relevant recent happenings in the Smart City marketplace.


SEGD Design Thinking Workshop

A methodology for designing great experiences for citizens

In July this year, CIVIQ Sponsored a Design Thinking Workshop run by SEGD. The workshop was an innovative way to get city enthusiasts and environmental designers to think about the various scenarios that citizens face in cities and what could solve their problems and help improve their lives.

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Join us at SEGD XLab in October

What does it take to engage citizens at street level

What does it take to engage citizens at street level?

We speak to George Burciaga from CIVIQ Smartscapes on the Citizen Mobility Experience, his thoughts around what it takes to engage citizens, and how technology can help cities become more efficient and resilient.

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LinkNYC - a winning partnershipLinkNYC – a winning partnership

Brad Gleeson, CIVIQ Smartscapes CCO, talks about the LinkNYC partnership and how the project is transforming all five boroughs of New York City for the better. Giving a behind the scenes look at the project, Brad talks about how the solution can be applied to other cities, benefitting both cities and citizens alike.

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Sandra Baer on 'happiness' in smart citiesHappiness is an important factor 

Sandra Baer, Former Director of Strategic Alliances for the Smart City Council and Founder of Personal Cities talks about how “Citizen Happiness” is being recognized as an important factor when determining which Smart City Projects cities should undertake.

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News & Views


Do Smart City Efforts need to be local?

Do Smart City efforts need to be local?
The push for more local autonomy when it comes to Smart City initiatives was a frequently discussed theme at the recent Information Technology and Innovation Foundation event. Panelists explored how the development of partnerships between a city’s government and tech startup community, as well as more public-private relationships can help urban digital development.

Read the coverage by Morning Consult and ReadWrite. 


IoT is growing faster than smartphones

IoT is growing faster than Smartphones

Car companies in particular are adding IoT connections at a rapid pace.


Four ways technology will change how we commute in the future

The world is waiting eagerly for the arrival of autonomous cars-and with good reason. Self-driving vehicles, from standard four-passenger cars to shuttles to jitneys, could reinvent how people live and travel around cities. They could also prompt cities to reconsider whether they need parking spots.


CIVIQ in the News

  • CIVIQ Smartscapes: The Company That Builds and Deploys the LinkNYC Touch-Screen Terminals. Read more >>
  • NYC gets new Chief Digital Officer.
  • Free Public Wi-Fi for Singapore visitors to the US and vice versa in month-long trial. Read more >>
  • Several LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks Go Live on the Bowery. Read more >>
  • Cuomo is banking on Jamaica’s future.

Upcoming Events 

Smart Cities Week - Get your free pass

Smart Cities Week

September 27th – 29th, Washington DC.

Come visit out booth #304 and hear our case study on how we are transforming New York City.

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Tower and Cell Summit at CTIA

September 7th, Las Vegas
We will participate in a panel discussion about Wireless Kiosks, Lamp Posts and Street Furniture.

Transport & Communities Summit

September 8th – 9th, Portland

We will participate in a panel discussion about Smart Cities

WTA Smart Cities in the Age of 5G
October 26th, Washington

We’ll be involved in a panel discussion around smart city technologies.


October 27th and 28th, New York City.

We’ll be speaking about ‘The Digital City, Creating New Ecosystems’

Smart City Expo

November 15 – 17th, Barcelona.

Come and hear us speak about ‘Supporting the Hyperconnected Citizen’.


About CIVIQ Smartscapes
CIVIQ Smartscapes designs, manufactures and integrates turnkey interactive smart city communications solutions that provide access to and enhance public information, commerce, safety and efficiency to create “Smartscapes” – the future of intelligent urban infrastructure. CIVIQ is a portfolio company of JMC Capital Partners.  For more information about CIVIQ Smartscapes, please visit

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