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The Chattanooga Smart Community Collaborative, a research-oriented group that includes UTC, is a finalist for a national “smart city” award.

The International Data Corp., better known as IDC, has selected Chattanooga as one of the three finalists in “Education” category in IDC’s 2019 Smart Cities North America Awards.

IDC focuses on marketing, advising and creating events for information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology.

“These cities, called Smart Cities, are embracing new technologies and services — like mobile payments, autonomous cars, and public Wi-Fi — to attract visitors, new businesses and to make life better for residents,” the IDC website says.

The Smart Community Collaborative includes UTC’s effort Center for Urban Informatics and Progress research group, EPB, Erlanger Hospital, the city and Hamilton County governments and such organizations as Co.Lab and the Enterprise Center.

The other nominees in the Education category are the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Arts Profile and Arizona State University’s Mobile App.

Out of more than 65 submissions, IDC selected finalists in 12 categories: Administration, Civic Engagement, Digital Engagement and Accessibility, Economic Development, Education, Public Safety, Smart Buildings, Smart Water, Sustainable Infrastructure, Transportation, Transportation Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Land Use.


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