The University of South Florida Board of Trustees and The City of Tampa To Sign a Smart Cities Memorandum of Understanding

03/20/18

The MOU solidifies the City’s and USF’s mutual interest to research, develop, deploy and evaluate solutions to solving problems facing the systems and infrastructure that serve Florida’s Tampa Bay region.


USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) is establishing an initiative to connect problems in the community to research and educational projects that might help solve them. The City, through its smart cities initiative, has shown a desire to implement innovations to achieve more effective and efficient government and improve the lives of its citizens with a view to showcasing the City as a vibrant, innovative and sustainable community while developing technologies, methods, and models for use across the country and around the world.


The primary purpose of this MOU is to ensure the communication and coordination necessary to implement research, evaluation, technical assistance, education, outreach projects with an emphasis on deployment, action and implementation.

VISUALS:
Smart Cities Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:
City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft
Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) Director Robert Bertini
City of Tampa Director of Transportation and Stormwater Services Jeanne Duncan

INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS:
Location: The event will take place in the Oak View Room, in the USF CONNECT building in the USF Research Park (physical address 3720 Spectrum Blvd) – rain or shine.

Parking: The ceremony will be in the Oak View Room at USF Connect on the USF Tampa Campus, just across the street from CUTR inside the USF Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDR) at 3720 USF Spectrum Blvd. Visitor parking is available in the "Green Zone" just to the east of the IDR. Please print out the parking map by following the link, below and place on your dashboard.

Time: March 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Parking Map

Media Contact: For reasonable accommodations or more information, please contact Dr. Robert Bertini, rbertini@usf.edu or 974-9797

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