Smart Communities Initiative

Microsoft Word - SCI_Secondary Logo Standards.docxSCI is founded upon the idea that universities and communities should work together to improve the health and vitality of their areas. Through the leveraging of interdisciplinary research and scholarship, community dialogue, human capacity, and innovation, municipal and university partners will collaborate toward the pursuit of smarter, more vibrant communities.

The Smart Communities Initiative is excited to announce that we have selected the Southeast Tennessee Development District as our 2015-16 SCI partner! Find the SETDD proposal and project descriptions here!

We are excited to be piloting the Smart Communities Initiative (SCI) this year with Cleveland, TN! Find out more about the pilot year! sci_introboardrevision111

The SCI is a new interdisciplinary program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville which partners faculty and students across campus with one city, county, special district, or other municipal group each year to engage in real-world problem solving aimed at increasing the level of economic viability, environmental sustainability, and social integrity of the region.

Find the full-text SCI Program Description here.