Denver Launching 'Smart City' Partnership With Panasonic

Energy infrastructure, street lighting, security services, health outcomes, and more will receive a technological overhaul for Denver's Peña Station NEXT project.
January 25, 2016, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"[The] smart-city experiment known as the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town is coming to Denver from Japan," reports Tamara Chuang.

Chuang explains in more detail:

Panasonic, with its arsenal of cool technology, is the anchor in what aims to be this hemisphere's Fujisawa. The 400-acre Peña Station NEXT southwest of Denver International Airport is a collaboration between public and private forces. Expect renewable energy, sustainable construction, wireless Internet, a health center, and shops and restaurants intermingled with community centers, playgrounds, bike paths and one's work.

The article reads as a primer on the evolving role of technology in cities—with many applications branded as "smart cities" in recent years—before returning to specific attention about the public-private partnership in development in Denver.

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Published on Sunday, January 24, 2016 in The Denver Post
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