This report, developed by ICMA and Siemens, looks at smart cities technologies that communities are deploying across the energy and water sectors and examines challenges— some unique to these sectors and some that apply more broadly across smart cities applications. This report draws on interviews with cities and counties that are deploying these technologies, and four case studies—Boulder, Colorado; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Sacramento, California; and Arlington, Texas—illustrate specific examples of smart cities applications in the energy and water sectors.

What's Inside:

  • Defining the Smart City
  • Why This Matters for Your Community
  • Improving Resource Efficiencies between Sectors 
  • Benefits and Barriers to Smart Cities Technology Deployment
  • Smart Cities for Energy 
  • Smart Cities for Water 
  • What We’re Learning 
  • Community Profiles


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