Democratizing Smart Cities

Today’s environmental, social and technological factors make city evolution necessary but unpredictable. Climate change is requiring more sustainable urban designs. Income inequality widens the distance between cities and suburbs. Advancements from Silicon Valley lead to innovation as well as disruption. From those issues came the idea of a “smart” city. Using technology to improve infrastructure, [...]

By |2019-01-18T17:57:28+00:00January 18th, 2019|Blog, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Greening Gateway Cities

Investing in people is like watering a garden, watching them grow until they blossom. Indeed, the metaphor carries the important lesson that fostering the symbiotic relationship between human and its natural environment can provide many benefits. Gateway cities have an unlimited amount of potential to transform the lives of its citizens, but they can also [...]

By |2018-10-09T14:54:17+00:00October 9th, 2018|Blog, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Innovative Education Initiatives in Gateway Cities

It’s not a new idea: the belief that public education can fuel economic growth. But it’s one that’s gaining traction, especially in Massachusetts. Twenty-four Gateway Cities across the state have pledged to work together to improve their local economies by building stronger schools and communities. Massachusetts has twenty-six so-called “Gateway Cities,” which are considered to [...]

By |2018-05-18T18:19:03+00:00May 18th, 2018|Blog, Education, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Improving Social Justice in Gateway Cities

As literal and metaphorical gateways to our nation, cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco and LA are diverse, high-population, economic powerhouses. While each has its own flavor and demographic profile, each also reflects America’s identity and ideals in some way. The people that live there, those that pass through, the streets they walk and [...]

By |2018-04-19T15:57:33+00:00April 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments