The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will host a series of town halls in December for community residents to hear about new possibilities sparked by technological developments that could increase well-being in local neighborhoods.

The town halls, sponsored by UW-Parkside at various community locations, will give residents the opportunity to share their perspectives on gaps in services in areas such as transportation, health, education, security, and access to government services.

UW-Parkside received a grant from the Tommy Thompson Center on Public Leadership to determine the stakeholders, agendas, capacities, and values that affect the way in which technology is prioritized, utilize and integrated across services & policies. The goal of a smart community is to enhance the quality of life of its citizens through advanced technology that allows for a bottom-up policy approach rather than a top-down approach.

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