Global City Teams Challenge c/o National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
We recently joined a group of Bay Area Smart City people to work on the Global City Teams Challenge hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce to work on the GCTC Education SuperCluster.
What's a SuperCluster?
A supercluster is a large group of smaller galaxy clusters or galaxy groups, which is among the largest-known structures of the cosmos. The Milky Way is part of the Local Group galaxy cluster (that contains more than 54 galaxies), which in turn is part of the Laniakea Supercluster.
And when humans do it, NIST describes it like this:
A SuperCluster is a multi-city, multi-stakeholder collaboration organized around common project objectives and shared solutions. Committed cities/communities and partners jointly tackle shared issues – develop and deploy shares solutions to create economies of scale. Each SuperCluster produces blueprint/playbook to be used by cities and communities around the world as the foundation to build their own smart city strategies. A SuperCluster is an alliance of action clusters in the same sector, and may be joined by individual entities that do not belong to a specific action cluster.
What do the SuperClusters work on?
Transportation SuperCluster (TSC)
Data SuperCluster (DSC)
Public Safety SuperCluster (PSSC)
Utility SuperCluster (USC) - Energy/Water/Waste Management
Wireless SuperCluster (WSC)
Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster (ARSC)