The following is a press release
FRAMINGHAM – -IDC Government Insights named the finalists this week in the third annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA).
The awards were 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.
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 26.
Winners will be honored at Smart Cities Connect being held April 6–9 at the Colorado Convention Center.
Finalists in the SCNAA 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.
28 municipalities are recognized for unprecedented progress in creating and sustaining smart city projects across the following 11 key categories:
- 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,” said Ruthbea Yesner, vice president, IDC Government Insights and Smart Cities and Communities Strategies. “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.”
IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the Federal/Central and local/provincial Governments. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group, and based in Framingham.