As urban populations continue to grow, state and local governments face the challenge of providing efficient, sustainable, and accessible public services to their citizens. The concept of smart cities offers a promising solution by leveraging digital technologies to transform urban environments into connected, data-driven ecosystems. Central to this transformation is digital equity and inclusion. The digital divide exacerbates existing societal disparities, highlighting the need for equitable access to technology and digital literacy skills for all citizens.
This Expert Dialogues Brief provides four unique perspectives from IT leaders across the country on the benefits and challenges associated with implementing smart city initiatives, including citizen involvement, and strategies for addressing digital equity within smart city initiatives.
Tap into insights from government innovation leaders at major cities across the U.S.