Smarter cities forum touches on transport, economy, and job creation

    Philadelphia area leaders joined IBM executives, local business leaders, and academics Tuesday at the National Constitution Center for the Greater Philadelphia Smarter Cities Forum.

    Philadelphia area leaders joined IBM executives, local business leaders, and academics Tuesday at the National Constitution Center for the Greater Philadelphia Smarter Cities Forum.

    Stanley Litow is Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Corporate Citizenship for IBM. He says there’s a lot that can be done locally to focus on smarter solutions to grow the economy, increase the number of jobs, and make Philadelphia a more attractive city.

    Litow:

    There could be better and smarter ways to plan your transportation system, generate more revenue, reduce traffic. In the area of health care it’s improving the quality of health care, reducing the cost. A variety of things that access the various intelligence and technology that we have to make our cities smarter, more cost efficient, and be able to re-invest dollars in things that really matter – things like education.

    The project director of the Philadelphia Research Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Larry Eichel says the Philadelphia region needs to attract more young adults because they have the energy and the ideas to inspire innovation.

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