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Peachtree Corners, NTXIA partner to advance smart cities across the United States

October 29, 2022

Posted by: Janmesh Chintankar

Peachtree Corners, United States – Peachtree Corners – one of the United States’ 5G smart cities powered by real-world connected infrastructure – announced a partnership with the North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA), a 501(c)3 regional consortium of nearly 30 municipalities, agencies, corporations and academic institutions across North Texas. The alliance was created to develop a supportive and collaborative network to integrate smart city efforts across the region. This cross-regional partnership extends both Peachtree Corners’ and NTXIA’s efforts in supporting the expansion of smart cities across the country through public-private partnerships.

“The impetus for creating our smart city and the Curiosity Lab ecosystem was supporting economic development for our region through the creation of a unique proving ground for the latest smart city technologies, while improving the lives of our residents and staying at the forefront of innovation,” says City of Peachtree Corners assistant city manager and CTO Brandon Branham. “With Peachtree Corners having since been recognised for creating a blueprint of how to build out city-owned smart city infrastructure in the U.S., we’re delighted to be working with NTXIA and its cities as they continue their smart city journeys. Regions must collaborate to make smart city advancements a reality across the country. Partnering with NTXIA allows us to share our learnings and work together in efforts to help improve economy, innovation and smart city-related initiatives everywhere.”

NTXIA’s mission is to create the most smart, resilient and connected region in the country. The alliance uses technology, data and community to help local governments both develop city services and address their challenges in efforts to provide new solutions that improve the local economy and residents’ everyday lives.

“Partnering with the City of Peachtree Corners is a huge step in our cross-regional partnership efforts,” says Jennifer Sanders, NTXIA co-founder and executive director. “We are continuing to foster these partnerships as a way to support smart city growth and economic development. With Peachtree Corners known as one of the premier smart cities in the United States, reinforced by many world-firsts in autonomous mobility and advanced telecommunications systems, working closely with the city and learning from their experiences is invaluable for our alliance. Both of us share the collaborative spirit and the drive to help all municipalities reach their goals more quickly, together. We are looking forward to collaborating to further our efforts, share knowledge and support municipalities across our region and the country.”

NTXIA is the smart region effort in the United States. The collaborative environment allows public, private, civic and academic institutions to come together to identify areas of strength and barriers across sustainability, growth, quality of life and more while having access to subject-matter expertise to create regional strategies. As part of the consortium, Peachtree Corners will be able to provide and receive support and learnings across innovation, sustainability and economic development.

NTXIA and Curiosity Lab will be attending the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from Nov. 15 to 17 in efforts to spread these partnerships internationally. Visit representatives from both Curiosity Lab and NTXIA at booth D21.

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