Communities often have to take the long view with investments, particularly large capital
infrastructure projects, but leaders also want their smart city efforts to deliver some tangible
returns early on. To that end, US Ignite hosted a Forum workshop on Smart City ROI focused on
projects designed to deliver financial and social returns in the near term.
The day’s presentations and discussions highlighted deployments related to energy savings,
community engagement, public safety, and transportation. There continue to be unexpected
challenges, but also tremendous upside as cities implement connected platforms with room
for continued growth…