IDC Government Insights 6th Annual Smart Cities North America Awards Open for Submissions

Winners featured at the 2023 Smart Cities Connect Conference; 14 categories recognized

NEEDHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IDCGovernmentInsightsIDC Government Insights announced today that applications are open for the sixth annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA), designed to highlight best practice examples of urban innovation in technology and data, partnerships, funding models, and community engagement. Any organization can nominate a project or initiative that has been implemented, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, solutions providers, and other partners. Deadline for submission is December 16, 2022. To nominate a project or initiative or to learn more about SCNAA, please visit https://bit.ly/SCNAA23.

The annual awards highlight successful Smart City projects and initiatives in North America. Smart Cities North America Awards will be presented to the winning initiatives at an awards ceremony at the Smart Cities Connect conference being held in Denver, CO, May 15-18th. Winning municipalities will have the opportunity to present their project and learn from their peers. The Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo offers the most comprehensive conference, exposition, and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. To learn more about the event visit https://spring.smartcitiesconnect.org.

Award categories include:

  • Administration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Data-Driven Policing
  • Next-Generation Emergency Services
  • Digital Equity and Accessibility
  • Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces
  • Education
  • Public Health and Social Services
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Water
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing
  • Transportation – Infrastructure
  • Urban Planning and Land Use

“Recognition in our annual award program has become a mark of distinction for successful smart city use cases, designed to help other municipalities emulate best practices and foster mutually beneficial partnerships with leading technology vendors to deliver innovative solutions,” said Ruthbea Yesner, vice president, IDC Government Insights and Smart Cities. “We look forward to featuring the game changers that are revolutionizing cities across North America in our 2023 program.”

For additional information about these awards or to speak with Ruthbea Yesner, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC Government Insights

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 subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company. For more information, please visit www.idc-gi.com or email insights@idc.com.


Sarah Murray

Attune Communications



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