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Smart Cities Expo 

Smart Cities Expo 


puebla, mexico

  • June 27-29, 2017

  • Centro Expositor, Puebla, Mexico

Under the motto “WeGov: People and Government for the Common Good”, Smart City Expo LATAM Congress wants to become a reference event and foster a sustainable and equitable urban management for the development of territories and cities in Latin America.

During three days, internationally renowned speakers will explain, discuss, inspire and exchange the most innovative ideas for the smart development of cities. Furthermore, we will celebrate the Smart City Expo LATAM Congress Awards , aimed to recognize the most sustainable and innovative projects developed in cities all around Latin America. 

The session will be about data-driven projects, with different experiences on big data and data-related strategies to improve city services and urban issues. We’ll present data-driven placemaking and how the use of data analytics can ease decisions on urban design and other fields. Please check the full schedule here!

Past Events

  • Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 1:30pm

  • Duggal building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Building 268, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

SMART CITIES NYC ‘17 is the first conference and expo that curates the intersection of technology and urban life, which features three engagement platforms, world-renowned speakers, and a multitude of public events.

On May 3rd, the Founder and CEO of State of Place, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo will present at the COMMON GROUNDS panel discussion together with:

  • Adrian Benepe, SVP and Director of City Park Development Trust for Public Land
  • Lela Goren, Founder, Lela Goren Group
  • David Miller, President, World Wildlife Fund Canada

Please check the full schedule here and email us if you'd like to get 25% OFF the tickets!

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  • Friday, May 12th, 9:30am
  • Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney (1 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226)

ELGL is a group of innovative local government leaders with a passion for connecting, communicating and educating.

On May 12th, the Founder and CEO of State of Place, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo, along with Todd Scott, of the Detroit Greenway, will participate in: Balancing Act: How Detroit & Other Communities Balance Walking and Biking. 

Cities have many priorities from public safety to clean water, but how do communities balance walking and biking with those other priorities? Two panelists come on to share their perspective from Detroit Greenway and State of Place.

Dr. Alfonzo will also demo State of Place at the ELGL Technology Learning Lab

  • Friday April 28, 2017 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Georgetown University (640 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC)

A half-day interactive workshop seeking to advance the networks of researchers and practitioners developing new applications and solving big and small problems at the nexus of cities, technology and information.

10:30am Place Management: The New Practice

11:15am Roundtable Dialogues: The New Place Management