Top of the Class

The winners in the Smart Cities North American Awards are:


UTC — Chattanooga, Tennessee

Get It Done Expansion — San Diego, California

Civic Engagement
Smart Living in the Windy City — Chicago, Illinois

Digital Equity and Accessibility
NYCx Co-Labs in Brownsville — Borough of Brooklyn and Neighborhood of Brownsville, New York

Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries Culture, Open Spaces
Economic, Mobility and Safety through Data Driven Operations Management — Las Vegas, Nevada

Public Safety and Emergency Management
New Orleans Real Time Crime Center — New Orleans, Louisiana

Smart Buildings
Houston Smart Buildings — Houston, Texas

Smart Water
Beaver Creek CSO Abatement and Flood Mitigation Program: Creating Smart Infrastructure for the Management of Wet Weather Flows — Albany, New York

Sustainable Infrastructure
ShakeAlertLA Mobile Application – City and County of Los Angeles, California

Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing
Accelerating Response for Safer Communities: A Novel Spatially-Aware Approach to Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption for First Responders — San Jose, California

Transportation Infrastructure (Tie)

  • Open Government Coalition — Waze WARP – Louisville, Kentucky
  • Delta Air Lines Curb-to-Gate Biometric Terminal in the U.S. — Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia

Urban Planning and Land Use (Tie)

  • StreetCaster — Boston, Massachusetts
  • Emergency Operations Situational Analysis Smart Dashboard — Raleigh, North Carolina

Chattanooga’s Smart Community Collaborative is the top award winner of the IDC Smart Cities North America Awards in the education category. The collaborative directly involves UTC faculty, researchers and students in its initiatives.

As part of the partnership, UTC recently created the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress, or CUIP, to help drive the city’s Smart Community Collaborative as well as push forward other local projects. The collaborative designated Reinhold Mann, UTC’s deputy vice chancellor for research, as the chief scientist of the initiative.

UTC’s Mina Sartipi is director of CUIP and a major participant in Chattanooga’s push to become a “smart city,” an urban area that uses electronic data-collection sensors to supply information to monitor and manage traffic and transportation systems, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement and other city services.

IDC—International Data Corp.—provides market information, advice and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets worldwide .

“We continue to be impressed with the quality of projects being implemented by cities and their partners in North America,” says Ruthbea Yesner, vice president of IDC Government Insights and Smart Cities and Communities.

Finalists in the Smart Cities North America Awards were scored by a panel of IDC government and smart cities analysts, a global panel of outside judges from academia and international non-profits, as well as over 4,100 public votes. The awards will presented in New York on May 14..



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