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Smart city living lab partnership moves forward
September 28, 2016


SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University has joined with six private and public partners on a formal agreement to develop Spokane’s University District into a smart city living laboratory.

Dec. 11: WSU students to present University District designs
December 9, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SPOKANE, Wash. – Job growth, parks and plazas, “smart” stormwater systems and alternative transportation are some of the ideas for improving Spokane’s University District and nearby neighborhoods that will be presented to the public at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main St.

Research center advances work on smart environments
December 9, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

serc-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Someday, your phone may be so smart that it alerts you to get a decaf as you head to Starbucks, since you’ve already drunk five caffeinated cups of coffee that day. And sensors in your body may alert you to low insulin levels or the need for a deep drink of water.

State advances as hotbed of energy innovation
November 2, 2015

Energy-Systems-Innovation-CenterPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is a partner in a grant to research, develop and demonstrate technologies to create “smart” buildings, campuses and cities to better manage energy use.

Design students bridge disparate Spokane neighborhoods
October 21, 2015


By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SPOKANE, Wash. – On one side of a knot of overpasses and railroads is Spokane’s thriving University District. On the other is the East Central neighborhood, where 63 percent of residents live at or below the poverty line and fewer than one in three own their homes.

Oct. 23: Students present Smart City Spokane designs
October 19, 2015

u-districtSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University students will make public presentations of their mid-term smart technology designs for the future of the university district at 2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the WSU Spokane South Campus Facility Court, 410 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Students’ smart city ideas to help Spokane redevelopment
September 22, 2015

u-districtPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU students are using emerging smart technology ideas this semester in their designs for the future of Spokane’s university district. Lectures, workshops and community engagement will culminate in public presentations later this fall.