Chicago City Solutions

Date(s) - 07/11/18 - 07/12/18
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Chicago City Solutions


Learn how Chicago and other global cities are leveraging SMART technologies for better city management!

Check HERE the draft agenda for the event!

Read the conceptual note HERE!

You can also watch our most recent webinar to give you an overview of the event and the application process.

What is it?

The Uraia Platform, in collaboration with the City of Chicago and City Tech Collaborative (City Tech), will organize the first ever City Solutions Series in Chicago on July 11-12, 2018. The workshop will showcase Chicago’s work in city innovation, offering an international platform where cities with similar initiatives can compare their own experiences and challenges.

Why Chicago?

The City of Chicago and City Tech work together to leverage SMART (Sustainable, Measurable, Accountable, Realistic, Transparent) technologies for local innovation and inclusion. Chicago is a world-leading city in developing data assets, data management platforms, and data conventions to improve city services for all its citizens. Its partner, City Tech, is a leader in piloting solutions to solve complex, cross-sector urban challenges.

This robust technology ecosystem has paved the way for leadership from academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to make SMART investments in programs across public health, emergency preparedness, infrastructure, and mobility.

From innovations like the City’s OpenGrid data platform to university-driven initiatives like the Array of Things, Chicago, City Tech, and their many stakeholders leverage data and technology to serve the public good.

Which areas are we interested in?

  • Infrastructure management: projects leveraging innovations like open data or predictive analytics to improve service delivery, water management, and waste management.
  • Mobility & Transportation: projects seeking to reduce congestion, manage transportation demand shifts, or deploy new or alternative transportation modes/technologies.
  • Emergency preparedness: projects offering new approaches to address fires, flooding, terrorism, or extreme heat.
  •  Public health: projects leveraging data or technology to address air quality, water quality, or city health inspections.

How can I actively participate?

We are launching a call for international experiences across these 4 priority areas. The objective is to gather information on other cities’ ongoing or planned initiatives that are applying SMART technologies.

Send us an email to to register in the event!

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your experience and get inspired by city decision makers from all around the world!


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