From managing rising seas to developing strategies to help those who aren’t typically helped by big city projects, the first five Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge winners have made progress over the past year. Here’s what they’re up to.
Readiness Cities - Indianapolis
"Indianapolis' culture of innovation and rapidly expanding tech industry provide strategic advantages to our smart city planning, particularly in the areas of water, energy and transportation."
— Mayor Joe Hogsett
Through its Shift Indy initiative, Indianapolis has been looking for ways to make people’s lives easier. Indianapolis also plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 and sees data as a valuable tool that can help it get there. From digital services that save citizens time to data that can make people safer and the environment cleaner, here’s what Indianapolis has been up to — and what’s coming next.
What comes first: the technology or the people? Indianapolis, one of our Readiness Challenge Grant winners, offers an inspiring story of how data can (and should not be used) to serve your citizens better.
Indianapolis city leaders realized early on they couldn't achieve the smart city they envisioned without help. Read our story to learn where the city is focusing its smart city efforts and why partners are invaluable.