Historically, a city’s infrastructure was thought to be only physical, and technology was not strongly associated with its function.
Today, there is a fundamental shift.
Modern city infrastructure is more than just roads, bridges and buildings. It is also made up of digital platforms, data and policies designed to help address the challenges of population growth. By using connected technologies, cities are becoming “smart.” Smart cities bring together infrastructure and technology to improve the residents’ quality of life and enhance their interactions with the urban environment.
The city completed the Scottsdale Smart City Strategic Roadmap final draft, and we continue to seek additional feedback. The Roadmap was developed from information gleaned at citizen engagement workshops, business owner meetings, through various city stakeholders, and city staff and leadership.
View the draft Roadmap and summary extract. Provide your comments to Business@ScottsdaleAZ.gov by Sept. 17, so that it can be considered when staff presents the document to the City Council in the fall.
Scottsdale continues to experience population growth, also known as urbanization. An estimated 200 people move into Maricopa County each day, making it the fastest growing county in the nation - a fact that makes Scottsdale's Smart Cities initiative even more important to the community's future.
This growth brings challenges, but also creates many positive opportunities and provides choices for people and business here. The city remains diligent in managing growth strategically and continuing to make Scottsdale one of America’s best run cities. Scottsdale’s Smart City initiative is part of those efforts.
Watch an overview of the Roadmap at the June 11, 2020, Economic Development Subcommittee meeting.