Putting a Smart Communities Strategy to Work

Today, more than ever, local government leaders realize the need to institute policies and procedures that enable them to make data-driven decisions, maintain constant awareness of community activities and stay connected with all of their constituents.

Driven by these citizen expectations and the need to make their communities more efficient and responsive, governments are working to transform their communities into digital ones. This transformation is powering the concept of smart communities.

But budget constraints, difficulties navigating intricate technology and training large staffs can all stall aspiring smart communities. So how does a community become smart? The process is no simple task.

That’s why Esri, a leader in geospatial information technology, and GovLoop have partnered for this industry perspective to discuss how, with the right process, people and technology, any community can become smarter.

We’ll discuss the six elements your community needs to become smart and how to use the power of location intelligence to strengthen these six core objectives of an optimized smart community; and share how three communities used GIS technology to become smarter.