Researchers at the University of Michigan will help Benton Harbor officials develop ideas to improve the city’s transportation and water distribution systems. The workshops will be mid-to late-summer and will be at no cost to the city.
“The workshops are focused on exploring what are the issues in Benton Harbor that can be addressed through the adoption of SMART city technologies,” says Jerome Lynch, U-M professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering. “The workshops are to start a dialogue and to see where there’s common ground to work together in a collaborative way.”
SMART, a university-wide initiative, works with local, regional and international partners to promote sustainable, urban mobility. SMART champions innovative transportation approaches that can be combined to provide users with a seamless system of urban mobility that is environmentally safe, efficient and connected.