A BLUEPRINT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THAT ADDRESSES FOUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Elevate Community is a model designed to help communities see new opportunities for smart technologies through collective and engaging planning. If our communities are going to stay relevant in the growing trend of urbanization there must be a focus on:
Communities must develop leaders who can create vision and lead change. Key business and organization leaders must embrace corporate social responsibility to establish the necessary capacity to move the community forward.
Smart Ecosystems & Community Alliances
The current governance framework must be transformed to be a more collaborative and engaging structure. Collective intelligence and shared resources must be developed to maximize effect in the community.
Communities must inventory and assess critical infrastructure like roads, water, electrical, waste, etc. and evaluate integration plans for smart technology. Strategic land development is critical to making place matter.
Quality of Life
Smart technologies will significantly influence quality of life for citizens. These benefits must be communicated to those who live, work and play in the community.