Smart City Projects

Goals

Obtain a list of smart city projects that are being planned or deployed in the given cities. The information will be used to make an investment decision.

Early Findings

Smart City Projects

Phoenix

Bill Gates' Smart City

Charlotte

Microsoft-Charlotte Smart City Deal

  • Microsoft has inked a three-year contract with the city of Charlotte for a smart city project.
  • As part of this collaboration, the two entities plan to develop a smart city that will focus on manpower development, the internet of things elements, and innovative technologies.
  • The partners will deploy pioneering programs in these five divisions: "upward mobility, smart transit systems, public Wi-Fi, public safety infrastructure, and safer neighborhoods."

Nashville

Multi-channel 311 Communications System

  • Nashville will deploy a "multi-channel 311 communications system" that will enable its constituents to "share ideas, thoughts, and suggestions with the Metropolitan Government through a single portal."

Miami

SMART Plan

Baltimore

One IT Enterprise

  • The city of Baltimore's "One IT Enterprise" will enable the logical centralization of various IT operations and divisions to bring down costs, enhance efficiency, and optimize operations.

Data and Analytics Hub

  • The city is also planning to establish a data and analytics hub to build its capacity to consolidate scattered data into one central database.
  • The users can then utilize the data to accomplish their intended purpose.

IoT-Enabled Smart City

Baltimore Tech Center

Sydney

Sydney Science Park Greenfield Project

Melbourne

Northern Melbourne Smart Cities Network

Brisbane

Brisbane Smart Poles project

The details above were inputted in the shared spreadsheet.

Proposed next steps:

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Our next round of one-hour research provided some examples of smart city projects in Phoenix, Charlotte, Nashville, Miami, Baltimore, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Given that there are available resources on this, we propose continuing with the research to provide 2-3 smart city projects for the cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Mumbai, and New Delhi. For each project, we will provide the project name, 1-2 sentence description of the project, the companies or entities involved, and any available investment data if publicly shared. We will focus on packaged development projects first, as well as those that were started after 2017. We will expand as needed to other smart city project types and those started after 2015 as needed. We will input the additional information into this shared spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BMKz6z_fNx-iVLvvImXAT4Acbay47egv03c-0jjciyg/edit?usp=sharing).
We also recommend undertaking additional research to provide additional 2-3 smart city projects for the previously researched cities (Boston, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Charlotte, Nashville, Miami, Baltimore, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne) to have a more exhaustive list. For each project, we will provide the project name, 1-2 sentence description, companies or entities involved, and any available investment data if publicly shared. We will input the additional information into this shared spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BMKz6z_fNx-iVLvvImXAT4Acbay47egv03c-0jjciyg/edit?usp=sharing).