Toward Smarter Communities

With the wide breadth of possibilities in your Smart Cities projects – where do you even begin? Toward Smarter Communities is a Spark Growth initiative designed to help city and county leaders, through thoughtful workshop design, to understand more clearly what being a smarter community means. How that is done is unique to each place and each project. At Spark Growth, we have the skills and resources to provide thought leadership as we help you to navigate the complexity of your situation and focus on meeting big goals with high impact without getting lost in the details.

Toward Smarter Communities starts by mapping what assets already exist that could align with your efforts, and to show how building collaborations across internal government departments is key to accomplishing results. While every community is different, many common challenges are faced by community leaders. Smart Cities is not about technology, but rather about working smarter to meet the needs of the citizens who live in your community. Toward Smarter Communities is a process designed to help you determine your best courses of action and clearly define where to begin in your community.

We work with your team through the major phases of your Strategic Analysis:

  • Concept: assessment, guidance in understanding the possibilities, identifying metrics
  • Planning: value definition, prioritization, identifying funding sources, risk reduction
  • Implementation: managing expectations, project guidance, impact determination

Ultimately, your success should be measured by maximizing benefits, reducing costs, and by the sustainability of your efforts in terms of economic, environmental, and social impacts. The bottom line is that Smart Cities work – does yours?

Smart Cities projects are about a journey, not a destination. Let us know when you’re ready to get started.