Philadelphia Adopts Smart City Road Map

Smart city projects in Philadelphia are set to move forward in a more collaborative and organized fashion, better integrating private-sector partners, community stakeholders and public agencies.

Philadelphia released its SmartCityPHL Roadmap, a foundational document that serves as the guideline for growing innovation and collaboration across a number of city agencies.

About two years ago when Philadelphia began exploring the idea of crafting a smart cities strategy, officials realized, “there was already a lot that was happening related to this larger strategy around smart cities,” said Ellen Hwang, smart city director in the Office of Innovation and Technology.