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Winners Named in IDC Smart Cities North America Awards

By Ken Briodagh
April 13, 2018

After weeks of public voting with close to 3,000 voters, IDC Government Insights has announced the winners of its inaugural IDC 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 and provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region.


Winners were named in 14 categories and with a tie in both Education and Sustainable Infrastructure, 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, May 8-10th at Manhattan’s Pier 36. To learn more about the event, click here. To learn more about the winning projects, click here.

Exemplary Smart cities projects like those represented by the award winners will be a focus at the upcoming IoT Evolution conference, The Smart City Event, which will take place June 4-5 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Georgia.

The winners of the SCNAA award were chosen because they illustrate best practice examples of urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of IoT technology and data, unique partnerships, funding models and/or community involvement.

The winners by category are:

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
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
San Diego, CA

Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces
Little Rock, AR

Transportation Infrastructure
Detroit, MI

Urban Planning and Land Use
Austin, TX

“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, VP, IDC Government Insights and 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.”


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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