IDC Smart Cities North America Awards Announced

April 12, 2018
scnaa 2018 winners

The votes are in and IDC Government Insights has revealed the winners of their inaugural Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA).

IDC established the awards to recognize North American progress in the Smart Cities space and to provide a forum to share best practices. The winners of this year’s awards, 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

These winners were chosen after weeks of public voting, wherein almost 3,000 voters participated. All of the winners will be honored at Smart Cities New York, which will be held next month from May 8-10. You can register for the event here.

"The overwhelming positive response to our inaugural Smart Cities North America Awards has been encouraging as winners represent the most innovative smart city projects, implemented across the country, designed to improve our cities for the betterment of its citizens," VP of IDC Government Insights Ruthbea Yesner said in a press release. "We are thrilled to promote their success and offer a forum for this community to share best practices and lessons learned as government officials look to replicate similar projects in their own municipalities."

You can learn more about each winner here.

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