Advances in technology are exciting and offer incredible opportunities for urban environments. Smart city initiatives provide opportunities for automation, data analytics, and enhanced resource utilization. Likewise, these create potential efficiencies in traffic systems, waste management services, and many other areas. Yet, while these smart initiatives seem like a no-brainer, some communities are not so convinced. To them, there are issues concerning a perceived lack of transparency and privacy. And major tech companies like Sidewalk Labs are learning this the hard way.
The Nassau County Gavel Club (https://ncgavelclub.org) was started by Rosanna Gao, a 15 year old who attends Great Neck South High School on Long Island,