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Winners Named for the 2019 IDC Smart Cities North America Awards

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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
To learn more about these winning projects, please visit

Winners Named for the 2019 IDC Smart Cities North America Awards

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
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,

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
Operations Situational Analysis Smart Dashboard – Raleigh, NC

To read more details about the winning projects, please visit

“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
, 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

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