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2018 Hackathon

August 8 & 9, 2018

Join us for two days of intense colaborative coding as you work within a team to solve real problems around Birmingham. Download flyer.


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May 9-11, 2017

NSF Sustainable Smart Cities International Workshop

The Sustainable Smart Cities International Workshop, which took place in Alexandria, Egypt on May 9-11 2017, was organized to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and the exchange of knowledge related to advancing sustainable urbanization and smart cities.

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October 1, 2015

Sustainable Smart Cities Annual Symposium 2015

More than 200 people filled the UAB Alumni House on Thursday, October 1 to learn from experts from around the world on matters concerning urban sustainability and development at the 2015 Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium.

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February 20-22, 2015

Global Urban Datafest: A Smart Cities Hackathon

The Global Urban Datafest is a multi-city hackathon, a weekend of intense collaborative coding. We bring together two diverse groups. One is developers, data scientists, open hardware enthusiasts. The other includes urban experts, journalists and specialists in all other fields. Diverse teams typically produce best results. This is why we invite people of all backgrounds to participate.

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June 12, 2014

Sustainable Smart Cities Annual Symposium 2014

The 2014 Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium featured a keynote address by Barbara McCann, Director of the Office of Safety, Energy, and Environment, Office of the U. S. Secretary of Transportation. Other notable national and international speakers were The Honorable Mayor William A. Bell, JD, Mayor of the City of Birmingham, John Adlen, Director of the Sustainable Futures Lab, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, and Linda C. Lucas, Ph.D., Provost of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, among many others.

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April 3, 2013

Sustainable Smart Cities Annual Symposium 2013

The 2nd Annual UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium: Advancing the Science of Cities, gathered over 200 participants who attended the one day conference. Inaugural remarks were delivered by The Honorable William Bell, Birmingham City Mayor, and Dr. Richard Marchase, UAB Vice President of Research and Economic Development.

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February 16, 2012

Sustainable Smart Cities Inaugural Symposium 2012

Local, national, and international experts in green design and transportation, intelligent technologies, environmental sustainability, health and livability, economic development, and government and public policy joined forces on Thursday, February 16, at the inaugural UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium which highlighted smart growth initiatives in Latin America and other parts of the world to a diverse crowd of close to 300 people.

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