In the past five years, leading cities across North America have made tremendous inroads to testing and deploying smart city technologies to address key challenges related to maintaining and replacing aging infrastructure, managing maintenance costs and providing improved services to residents and community members.
Building upon previous research conducted by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and Nutter Consulting, DNV GL partnered to capture the lessons learned and best practices for cities to engage with a diverse set of smart technology vendors.
The USDN Framework is designed to help cities understand different approaches to working with technology vendors to leverage the benefits of emerging smart technologies and achieve smart sustainable city goals. The Framework is also intended to help vendors effectively engage with cities on complex, long-term planning efforts.
Smart Cities Vendor Engagement Framework
Leverage the benefits of emerging smart technologies and achieve smart sustainable city goals