IDC Government Insights Fifth Annual Smart Cities North America Awards Open for Submissions

Winners to be featured at the 2022 Smart Cities Connect Conference; 14 categories recognized

NEEDHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SCNAAIDC Government Insights announced today that applications are open for the fifth annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA), designed to recognize the progress North American municipalities have made in executing Smart Cities projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region. Any organization can nominate a city project or initiative that has been implemented, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, solutions providers, and other partners. Deadline for submission is January 7, 2022. To nominate a project or initiative or to learn more about SCNAA, please visit HERE.

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The annual awards highlight successful Smart City projects and initiatives in North America and showcase best practice examples of urban innovation in the use of technology and data, partnerships, funding models, and community engagement. Smart Cities North America Awards will be presented to the winning initiatives at an awards ceremony at the Smart Cities Connect conference being held April 4-7, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Winning municipalities will have the opportunity to present their project and learn from their peers. The Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo offers the most comprehensive conference, exposition, and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. To learn more about the event, visit

Award categories for 2022 include:


Civic Engagement

Data-Driven Policing

Next-Generation Emergency Services

Digital Equity and Accessibility

Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces


Public Health and Social Services

Smart Buildings

Smart Water

Sustainable Infrastructure

Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing

Transportation – Infrastructure

Urban Planning and Land Use

“Governments around the world are looking to increase the attractiveness, services, and economic opportunities of their city, state, or country by facilitating citizen engagement and optimizing operations,” said Ruthbea Yesner, vice president, IDC Government Insights and Smart Cities and Communities Strategies. “Our annual Smart Cities Awards showcase successful use cases of how to leverage technology to realign government services with the needs and expectations of citizens, enhance service delivery, drive new revenue streams, and spur economic development. We look forward to featuring 14 new innovative initiatives in our 2022 program.”

For additional information about these awards or to speak with Ruthbea Yesner, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or

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