UW-Parkside to Host Conversation on Smart City Technology Implementation

Published: December 12, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies, in partnership with Professional and Continuing Education and the Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities, will host Dr. Peggy James in a workshop titled “Tech Is Cool but How Do We Use It: The Frustrations with Smart City Technology Implementation” on Friday, Jan. 27, from 12-1:30 p.m. The Location will be determined at a later date. Attendees may also follow along with this free workshop virtually via Zoom. 

Why do we agree with the benefits and values of new technology yet continue to resist its implementation? In this workshop, Dr. Peggy James answers this question by presenting practical approaches and techniques that target individual and organizational behavior rather than the technology itself.

Dr. James, CSSPS Dean and Professor of Politics, Philosophy, and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, received a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish and an M.A. degree in Political Science from Marquette University. She also earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. James has been with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for more than 25 years and currently teaches courses on strategic and tactical decision-making. She has published on smart cities and civic technology and has coauthored work with William Martin on the initial steps of Racine, Wisconsin, becoming a smart city.

For more information and to register, visit uwp.edu/techiscool.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress.

Media Contact:

Stefanie Stamper
Assistant Director of Noncredit Programs, Professional and Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Scroll to top