The map to making Philadelphia a ‘smart city’ is here

Philadelphia unveiled its master plan, SmartCityPHL, for the deployment of smart city technologies. As part of the roadmap, the city announced the establishment of a 20-person advisory committee comprised of representatives from private, public, academic and community-based organizations. The roadmap "outlines a thought process to go through before looking into a new project, starting with identifying the problem that is being solved. From there, it asks if smart city technologies could solve it, how feasible the solutions would be, if they have worked elsewhere, what the risks are and which ultimately is the best fit."

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