North American smart cities recognised

Friday, 13 April, 2018

North American smart cities recognised

The winners of the IDC Smart Cities North America Awards have now been announced.

These awards were designed to recognise the progress North American communities have made in executing smart cities projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate smart city development in the region.

Winners were named in 14 categories and 16 cities were represented, underscoring the overwhelming success and efficiency of smart city projects implemented across the country.

Winners will be honored at the Smart Cities New York event from 8–10 May.

The winners, by category, include:

  • Administration: Arlington, TX
  • Civic Engagement: Kansas City, MO
  • Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing, Ride-Sharing: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Digital Equity and Accessibility: Transit Wireless — New York, NY
  • Education: Abilene Christian University Campus, Abilene, TX and State of Arkansas
  • Emergency Management: El Paso, TX
  • Police and Law Enforcement: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Public Health and Social Services: Boston, MA
  • Smart Buildings: Miami — Dade County, FL
  • Smart Water: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Sustainable Infrastructure: Spokane, WA and San Diego, CA
  • Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces: Little Rock, AR
  • Transportation Infrastructure: Detroit, MI
  • Urban Planning and Land Use: Austin, TX

To read more details about the winning projects, click here.

“The overwhelming positive response to our inaugural Smart Cities North America Awards has been encouraging as winners represent the most innovative smart city projects, implemented across the country, designed to improve our cities for the betterment of its citizens,” said Ruthbea Yesner, vice president, IDC Government Insights: Smart Cities Strategies.

“We are thrilled to promote their success and offer a forum for this community to share best practices and lessons learned as government officials look to replicate similar projects in their own municipalities.”

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