he most critical components of any ‘smart city’ project
are people – that includes the visions of mayors and
managers and the capacity of city innovation leaders to implement
those visions while remaining consistent with laws, civic norms
and residents’ expectations. If we do this well, residents
will trust local governments to continue to build a society in
which every person can live up to their potential. If we do this
poorly, residents will reject the government and replace it.
Our goal as civic innovators is to drive systems and collaborations
that improve quality of life, employment security, safety and
shared experiences for all. Where technology can help with these
aims, we use it.

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