SmartCityPHL roadmap

Posted by City of Philadelphia on February 26, 2019

After two years of convening and researching, the City of Philadelphia unveiled its official SmartCityPHL roadmap, a master plan that will help orient what Philadelphia as a “smart city” looks like — and how it should go about getting there in the coming years.

With backing from the Knight Foundation, the Office of Innovation and Technology produced the guiding principles that will lead Philly to combine smart city technologies and its existing resources (from bridges and street lights to innovation programs like StartupPHL) to support the economic, social and environmental goals of a community.

“The SmartCityPHL initiative will allow us to provide better services to all of our residents and prepare Philadelphia to be a city of the future,” Kenney said. “Using our great City’s assets, culture and resources, we will pursue projects that reflect the needs of Philadelphia’s communities.”

As part of the roadmap, Kenney announced the establishment of a 20-person advisory committee comprised of reps from private, public, university and community-based organizations.

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