8 Smart Cities to Watch in 2020

Those use cases broadly fall into six buckets: use of data analytics; expanding broadband; electric vehicles; public safety; smart streetlights; and smart mobility, meaning transportation.

The cities themselves — Aurora, Ill.; Coral Gables, Fla.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; Reno, Nev.; Philadelphia; and Syracuse, N.Y. — are a geographically and demographically diverse group of urban areas, ranging from the Mountain West to the Northeast, from small cities to the nation’s fourth largest.

However, what they all have in common are leaders with vision and a driving purpose to use technology to help meet this moment, and the needs of their citizens.