After weeks of public voting with close to 3,000 votes, IDC Government Insights today announced the winners of the inaugural IDC Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA). The new 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 14 categories and with a tie in both Education and Sustainable Infrastructure, 16 cities 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 event, May 8-10 at Manhattan’s Pier 36. To learn more about the event, click here. To learn more about these winning projects, click here.

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:


Arlington, TX

Civic Engagement

Kansas City, MO

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing, Ride-Sharing

Ann Arbor, MI

Digital Equity and Accessibility

Transit Wireless – New York, NY

Education – TIE

Abilene Christian University Campus, Abilene, TX

State of Arkansas

Emergency Management

El Paso, TX

Police and Law Enforcement

Baton Rouge, LA

Public Health and Social Services

Boston, MA

Smart Buildings

Miami – Dade County, FL

Smart Water

Virginia Beach, VA

Sustainable Infrastructure – TIE

Spokane, WA

San Diego, CA

Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces

Little Rock, AR

Transportation Infrastructure

Detroit, MI

Urban Planning and Land Use

Austin, TX

Source Article: Winners Named for the 2018 IDC Smart Cities North America Awards