Scottsdale is seeking feedback as part of its participation in the 2022 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge.
As part of the challenge, the city is working with the Smart Cities Council, an organization which helps deliver solutions for advancing the livability, workability, and sustainability of cities globally.
On April 6, the city will host a collaborative brainstorming event of city staff, community leaders, industry experts and others to identify innovative, smart solutions to community challenges.
“We want to better understand people’s thoughts about how integrating technology with public structures and facilities could improve our community,” Mayor David D. Ortega said.
The Readiness Challenge will help Scottsdale build capacity over the next year by focusing on identifying technology solutions that meet community needs, prioritizing processes to accelerate deployment of these solutions and integrating sound practices so residents are involved and can trust outcomes.
Scottsdale was selected by the council for this challenge because the city stands out as a leading global hub for technological innovation across many industries, and because it’s home to SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.
“We are looking forward to participating in the Smart City Readiness Challenge to accelerate our ability to scale these solutions throughout the city,” Assistant City Manager Brent Stockwell said.
Participating in this challenge is consistent with Scottsdale’s Smart City Strategic Roadmap, which was accepted by the City Council in April 2021.
Smart cities bring together infrastructure and technology to improve the quality of life in the community and enhance resident interactions with the urban environment. Previous challenge winners include Nashville, Tennessee; Austin, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Miami, Florida.
Sign up to attend the April 6 event.
Learn more about Scottsdale’s Smart City Initiative.