Readiness Cities - Birmingham



“Effective and efficient smart city initiatives are a conduit for amplifying growth and achieving equity. Birmingham is committed to having sustainable and inclusive growth, and the Smart Cities designation will enable us to put that flag in the ground.” — Mayor Randall L. Woodfin

Birmingham believes effective and efficient smart city initiatives are a conduit for amplifying growth and achieving equity. Adding to the many projects already underway, including an Open Data portal, smart street lighting, community Wi-Fi and bus rapid transit, the workshop will seek solutions in the following areas:
  • Energy: Balancing investments for reliability, resiliency, sustainability and low costs
  • Transportation: Expanding alternative transit modes, improving connectivity, and forming a regional coalition for smart applications
  • Public Safety: Reducing crime, including better leveraging data in the field