Can the Internet of Things help renew Rust Belt cities?

Providence Business News on Jun 16, 2016

Can the Internet of Things help renew Rust Belt cities?

A classic Rust Belt city, Providence possesses both strong university computer science and engineering capabilities (at Brown University and the University of Rhode Island) and a manufacturing heritage. Where those things coexist there may be opportunities. In their new book “The Smartest Places on Earth,” Brookings Trustee Antoine Van Agtmael and Fred Bakker describe how numerous Rust Belt cities have emerged as “hotspots of global innovation,” due to the confluence of manufacturing tradition and university-based technical expertise.