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Smart Cities Readiness Challenge Narrowed to 10 Finalists – Government Technology, March 21, 2019

Cleantech San Diego Named a Top 10 Finalist in the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge


Digital services. Collaboration around climate action plans. Intelligent approaches to transportation and transit. These are some of the challenges a number of municipalities are taking on as they explore smart city projects.


That’s part of the takeaway from the proposals submitted by more than 100 jurisdictions from the United States, Canada and Mexico to the 2019 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge. Ten of those proposals have made it to the list of finalists, which will be winnowed to five winners, to be announced during the Smart Cities Week conference April 15-17 in San Diego. Those cities will become part of the year-long Readiness Program to scale up smart city visions into reality. 


Cleantech San Diego, selected as one of the 10 finalists, serves as a smart city projects coordinator for more than a dozen cities and public agencies in the San Diego metro region.


Cleantech San Diego is convening multiple cities, the port, airport, and regional planning experts from across San Diego County to approach smart cities efforts on a regional scale. Through sharing data and best practices and collaborative planning, entities will work together to develop a regional smart cities action plan that, among other things, will coordinate and deploy smart traffic signals and support the implementation of climate action plans.


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