Finalists named in IDC's 3rd annual Smart Cities North America Awards

Feb. 21, 2020
IDC Government Insights says the awards are designed to recognize the progress North American municipalities have made in executing smart cities projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate smart city development.

IDC Government Insights (Framingham, MA) announced that it has named the finalists in its third annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA).

The technology analyst firm says the awards are designed to recognize the progress North American municipalities 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.

Per IDC, finalists in the SCNAA program illustrate best practice examples of how forward-thinking municipalities are effectively leveraging technology and innovation to offer new services and economic opportunities and to meet the needs and expectations of citizens and residents.

Awards finalists include cities, states, counties, and universities. As a next step in the awards process, IDC invites the public to vote on the named finalists at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IDC_SCNAA2020 through February 26th.

28 municipalities are recognized by the awards for unprecedented progress in creating and sustaining smart city projects across the following 11 key categories:

Administration

Civic Engagement

Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces

Police, Law Enforcement and Emergency Management

Public Health and Social Services

Smart Buildings

Smart Water

Sustainable Infrastructure

Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing

Transportation – Transportation Infrastructure

Urban Planning and Land Use

"It is clear from the overwhelming number of impressive responses we received to our third annual SCNAA awards that government officials in North America are committed to implementing innovative Smart City initiatives, designed to bring about meaningful changes to the way we live, work, play, and interact," commented Ruthbea Yesner, vice president, IDC Government Insights and Smart Cities and Communities Strategies. She added, "We look forward to the public response to our finalists, which is a vital part in selecting this year's winning projects – those that offer a roadmap to others looking to implement effective change and radically transform urban environments for the better."

Winners will be honored at Smart Cities Connect trade show, being held April 6–9 at the Colorado Convention Center. To learn more about the event, visit https://spring.smartcitiesconnect.org/.

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