Vehicle testing at the Transportation Research Center at Ohio State University. The state of Ohio and Ohio State University are joining forces to fund the first phase of a $45 million autonomous vehicle research and testing center, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich announced on Thursday.

The new center, called Connected Cities for Smart Mobility toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART), aims to accelerate transportation opportunities arising from unprecedented recent advances in communication and smart technologies. In addition to research aimed at finding solutions to transportation issues through the use of data and technology, C2SMART will focus on education, workforce development, and accelerating technology from the research phase to the real world.

We have to admit that the role of the university in our society is evolving in a direction very difficult to define, finding itself in a no man’s land between the tradition it represents and a new social framework where knowledge is Online, and the capabilities and qualifications that our society needs are more present in spaces like a FabLab than in a traditional classroom.

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As tech becomes more and more integral to our cities, STEM education from an early age will be essential. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto knows this, which is why the five of the city’s recreation centers will serve as technology-focused education centers during the week.

Anyone reading this doesn't have to be told that it is a challenging time to work in government. The kinds of policy and management problems that public leaders face - from emergency management to cybersecurity to health care to improving education - require marshaling our collective intellectual resources in a search for solutions.

Cities today are being pulled in two different and contradictory directions: They're being told to work smarter but to not spend any more taxpayer dollars doing it, a modern variation of the age-old paradox of "doing more with less."

The CH2M Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and W. B. Saul High School received the US2020 STEM Mentoring Award for Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships as part of the 2016 STEM Mentoring Symposium at the White House in an event held on August 11. The

I went through extreme nostalgia last week during a business trip to Burlington, Vermont, the idyllic city on Lake Champlain that is the home to the University of Vermont and Champlain College.  It happened that my visit coincided with the recent spring vacation for high schoolers across New England. As such Burlington was teeming with prospective university students with their parental “funding agents” in tow.

Lexington, Kentucky (Photo by Britt Selvitelle) Post-industrial City. Metropolis. Border Town. Tourist Mecca. We like to classify our cities, giving them labels that signal what makes them tick, why they're special. Now, data suggest there's another urban typology to add to the list: The University City.

PITTSBURGH, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mayor William Peduto joined Cities of Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers AmeriCorps, and the Rockefeller Foundation in announcing today the 10 cities which together form the first Resilience AmeriCorps cities in the United States.

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