Designing a Strategy for a Smart, Connected City

To cut costs and improve the safety of its streets, the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting has taken on a number of Smart City initiatives, including replacing high-pressure sodium bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs and adding new technologies to its street lights to increase services for residents, further improve street safety, and potentially raise revenue. BSL also plans to add Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, security cameras, and solar panels, which would allow the agency to sell energy back to the grid.

To do this, FUSE executive fellow Angelica Frias is helping define objectives for adding these technologies and creating a strategy for implementation based on the best practices of Smart City programs in Los Angeles.

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