10 US cities paving the way for the future by investing in technology, sustainability, and infrastructure

Christopher Le Dantec

Posted March 8, 2021

External Article: Insider

Christopher Le Dantec, associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing and School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was quoted in the article "10 US cities paving the way for the future by investing in technology, sustainability, and infrastructure," published March 4, 2021 by Insider.

The article explores the ways that cities around the country are coping with growth and change, and Le Dantec, whose work largely focuses on civic participation by citizens and the concept of "smart cities," spoke to the efforts ongoing in Atlanta.

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Smart streetlights are also being added, and the city is testing a gunshot detection system that would send alerts to 911, police patrol cars, and residents' smartphones. Other systems would help drivers detect parking spots. Atlanta partnered with Georgia Power, AT&T, and Current by GE for the project.

"There's a lot of activity going on just in general around transit and Atlanta, in and around the larger metro area," Christopher Le Dantec, associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing and School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, told Insider. That means thinking through the transportation of people and goods around the city and its suburbs. 

"It's a very difficult problem to solve because there are so many different agencies at play," he added. 

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