Georgia And Texas Join Forces To Promote The Smart Cities Ecosystem

Peachtree Corners, GA has partnered with the North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA) to promote the expansion of smart cities across the US 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,” said Brandon Branham,City of Peachtree Corners assistant city manager and chief technology officer. “With Peachtree Corners having since been recognised for creating a blueprint of how to build out city-owned smart city infrastructure in the US, 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 is a regional consortium of about 30 municipalities, agencies, corporations, and academic institutions, with the mission of creating the smartest, most resilient, and connected region in the country.  

“Partnering with the City of Peachtree Corners is a huge step in our cross-regional partnership efforts,” said 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.”