Economic development

Smart city technologies can have a dramatic impact on the prosperity of a region. This section focuses on the application of technology to affect growth and economic well-being.

Executive Summary: Smart Infrastructure Unlocks Equity and Prosperity for Our Cities and Towns

As the U.S. election season focuses attention on national priorities, the Smart Cities Council has released a policy brief detailing how smart infrastructure investments in our cities and towns will create jobs and promote greater prosperity for all. Click to read the executive summary or download the full report.

Moving Beyond Cash: Improving Lives with Smarter, More Efficient Digital Payments

Payments touch every aspect of our lives. This white paper from MasterCard explains how removing cash from the economy creates far-reaching and cumulative benefits for all participants -- citizens, merchants, tourists and government -- improving life for the city at-large.