11 Apr 2019

Winners Named for the 2019 IDC Smart Cities North America Awards

Awards generate over 4,100 votes across 12 smart city categories; winners to be honored at Smart Cities New York event

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 11, 2019 – After receiving over 4,100 public voters and scoring by an international panel of judges, IDC Government Insights today announced the winners of the second annual IDC Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA). The awards were designed to recognize the progress North American communities 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. Winners were named in 12 categories with a tie in both Transportation Infrastructure and Urban Planning and Land Use. Over 70 cities/counties 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 conference, May 14th at Manhattan's Pier 36. To learn more about the event, please visit https://smartcitiesny.com. To learn more about these winning projects, please visit https://www.idc.com/insights#government-smart_cities_awards.

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Winners 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 winners by category are:


Get It Done Expansion – San Diego, CA

Civic Engagement

Smart Living in the Windy City – Chicago, IL

Digital Equity and Accessibility

NYCx Co-Labs in Brownsville – Borough of Brooklyn and Neighborhood of Brownsville, NY

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

Economic, Mobility and Safety through Data Driven Operations Management – Las Vegas, NV


Chattanooga Smart Community Collaborative (CSCC) – Chattanooga, TN

Public Safety and Emergency Management

New Orleans Real Time Crime Center – New Orleans, LA

Smart Buildings

Houston Smart Buildings – Houston, TX

Smart Water

Beaver Creek CSO Abatement and Flood Mitigation Program: Creating Smart Infrastructure for the Management of Wet Weather Flows – Albany, NY

Sustainable Infrastructure

ShakeAlertLA Mobile Application – City and County of Los Angeles CA

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, CA

Transportation Infrastructure (Tie)

Open Government Coalition – Waze WARP – Louisville, KY

Delta Air Lines Launches First Curb-to-Gate Biometric Terminal in the U.S. – Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA

Urban Planning and Land Use (Tie)

StreetCaster – Boston, MA

Emergency Operations Situational Analysis Smart Dashboard – Raleigh, NC

To read more details about the winning projects, please visit https://www.idc.com/insights#government-smart_cities_awards .

"We continue to be impressed with the quality of projects being implemented by cities and their partners in North America. This second year of applicants demonstrated that cities are being highly innovative in terms of partnership and funding models and using technology to achieve specific outcomes," said Ruthbea Yesner, vice president, IDC Government Insights and Smart Cities and Communities. "This year we are working more closely with the finalists and winners to bring these city leaders together to share lessons learned and best practices over the course of the year. We are thrilled to promote these successes and offer a forum for this community to help other municipalities implement similar projects."

For additional information about these awards or to speak with Ruthbea Yesner, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com.

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