White House Chronicle: Evolution of Smart Cities

Guidehouse and the City of Orlando discuss how digitization and urbanization will change the way we live


Guidehouse has partnered with White House Chronicle to produce a twelve-part television series featuring interviews with industry leaders on the overarching topics of climate change, resiliency, sustainability, and new technologies.

In episode three, Chris Castro, sustainability and resilience officer for the City of Orlando, and Jan Vrins, leader of Guidehouse’s global energy, sustainability, and infrastructure segment, discussed with host Llewellyn King what the city of the future will mean for citizens. 

During their conversation, Castro and Vrins said a continuing influx of people and issues like climate change are forcing cities to evolve, making them more sustainable, affordable, and convenient for residents. The pair also discussed how cities are tackling this change through digitization and creating a more circular system, which allows residents, utilities, and the local government to work together. 

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