Smart Cities Activator

Wed, 2020-01-15 14:53 -- Jon DeKeles

Collaborative online planning for multi-stakeholder projects

Smart Cities Activator is an online platform that helps cities plan and deploy smart projects. It provides a way to find and contact colleagues at other cities who are working on smart city projects themselves. And a way to access their expertise via knowledge resources and project templates.

Activator is also the first and only smart city tool for collaborative planning. It can handle anything from a simple survey of customer needs; to paint-by-numbers project templates; and all the way to full-scale project plans.

Thanks to Activator, you can now work together on multiple projects with multiple people in multiple locations and time zones. Any changes to any plan are seen instantly by all other team members, regardless of location.

Activator provides:


  • Discovery tools to gather the information to launch a project.
  • Planning tools including project templates, dashboards, and more than two dozen planning modules adapted from the private sector for public sector use.
  • Knowledge exchange via a doorway for city-to-city peer exchange.
  • Financing access via “Rocket Mortgage for cities” – fill in one form to have it seen by multiple financiers (launches 2021).

 How to gain access to Activator

If you are a city, apply to the 2020 Readiness Challenge.

If you are a city, apply to open an account on Smart Cities Activator.

If you are nonprofit oriented towards helping cities, contact us to produce your programs through Smart Cities Activator.

If you are a solution providers, please contact us to join the Council.

Let's do this together!