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What is a Smarter City?

Technology plays a role in nearly every aspect of the modern urban lives of Nashvillians. But just using technology does not make a city smart...

A smarter city:

  • Achieves goals and meets challenges of its community through the use of technology and data.
  • Uses technology, digital communication and data to gain a better picture of needed services and to interact with the community to solve community issues.
  • Uses technology and innovation to improve the lives of citizens by improving the services it provides to its residents.
  • Ensures equitable and inclusive access to quality of life for all of its citizens.

In order to craft the vision and strategy for a smarter city, Mayor Barry convened the Connected Nashville Working group. This group investigated local plans and global solutions; consolidated and synthesized information collected; and developed a set of draft recommendations for a long-range strategy. Over a five-week period the group collected community feedback in order to refine the recommendations, deliver a community report to Mayor Barry and share the recommendations with Metro Departments and agencies to guide them in developing action agendas. This set of recommendations will set technology direction in Metro for years to come. If you have questions or would like to be kept in the loop on future developments, please contact us at

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