City of Dallas named global awardee for Smart Cities Initiative
Smart Cities Connect has named the City of Dallas as an awardee as part of their 2023 Smart 50 Awards, which recognizes and honors 50 cities across the globe for innovative and influential work related to smart cities projects and initiatives.
Of the 50 awardees, three overall winners will be selected at the Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference & Expo on May 15, 2023, in Denver, Colorado.
Smart Cities Connect selected the City for its work on the Red Cloud Neighborhood Smart Cities Pilot Project, Dallas’ first smart community located in Southeast Dallas in which all streets, alleys and sidewalks were reconstructed in conjunction with multiple technological quality-of-life improvements.
Through Red Cloud, the City will provide community Wi-Fi to almost 190 homes in the neighborhood, Air Quality Environmental Monitors (AQMs), and AI-enabled situational awareness cameras at select locations by using newly installed LED streetlights integrated with wireless access points (WAPs).
These improvements are expected to provide the City with neighborhood-specific data which can be used for future enhancements to public safety and infrastructure planning. City staff will continue to test the capabilities of the technology with the goal of potentially expanding on the services provided and replicating the Red Cloud project on a wider scale across the City.
For more information about the Red Cloud Neighborhood Smart Cities Pilot Project, please contact Jacob McCarroll at [email protected].