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Cities are being transformed by digital technologies that enable residents and businesses to meet community challenges in new ways. There are numerous examples of how these technologies will could affect the way cities operate: autonomous and connected vehicles; real-time mobility services; targeted public service delivery; real-time sensing of the built and natural environment; more sustainable and efficient energy and water systems and high speed data and Internet infrastructure.

Embracing digital technologies will require expertise and knowledge that a city government might not possess. In some cases, it will require new sets of knowledge about innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurial organizations, community champions, businesses and residents.

Partnerships between cities, universities and their communities, can provide the necessary expertise for communities to take advantage of opportunities presented by digital technology. On the other hand, cities and communities can provide additional engagement, funding, business model and operating information, which universities may not have have experience with.

iNeighborhoods, provides a cost effective community platform which enables cities and universities to jointly develop digital community policies, strategies and technologies which attract and retain talent, help to realize greater socio-economic impact, research and educational opportunity, sooner.