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IDC Government Insights Names Smart Cities North America Award Finalists

By Ken Briodagh
March 20, 2018

IDC Government Insights recently named the finalists in its inaugural Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA).  The new awards were designed to recognize the progress North American communities have made in executing Smart Cities projects, in addition to provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region.


Finalists include 14 categories covering 26 cities across 34 different projects and 16 states. As a next step in the nomination process, IDC Government Insights invites the public to vote on the named finalists at http://bit.ly/IDCSCNA-Finalists through the end of March. Winners will be announced in early April. To learn more about the finalists, visit http://bit.ly/2EU8ZMO.

Finalists in the SCNAA illustrate best practice examples of urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology (cloud, platforms, analytics, IoT, mobile solutions) and data, unique partnerships, funding models and/or community involvement.  This year's finalists by category are:

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing, Ride-Sharing:

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Arlington, TX

Transportation Infrastructure

  • Boston, MA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Detroit, MI

Smart Buildings

  • Miami – Dade County, FL
  • Dallas, TX

Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Chicago, IL
  • Spokane, WA
  • The State of Illinois
  • San Diego, CA

Smart Water

  • Miami – Dade County, FL
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Kansas City, MO

Civic Engagement

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • San Jose, CA

Administration

  • Arlington, TX
  • Washington, DC

Emergency Management

  • El Paso, TX
  • Arlington, TX

Education

  • Boston, MA
  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
  • State of Arkansas

Urban Planning and Land Use

  • Austin, TX
  • Miami – Dade County, FL
  • Los Angeles, CA

Public Health and Social Services

  • Boston, MA
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Dallas, TX

Digital Equity and Accessibility

  • New York, NY
  • Tukwila, WA
  • State of Arkansas

Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces

  • Little Rock, AR
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Las Vegas, NV

Police and Law Enforcement

  • El Paso, TX
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Charlotte, NC

“We are thrilled to recognize innovative projects across North America that demonstrate true progress in building Smart Cities,” said Ruthbea Yesner, Global Lead, IDC Government Insights. “We look forward to public feedback on each of these initiatives to name our winners and highlight best practices to support continued Smart City advancement across municipalities.”       

IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, its global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the Federal/Central and local/provincial Governments.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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