The Smart Cities Dive Awards for 2018
The awards recognize the top disruptors and innovators in smart cities. These leaders, groups and companies are transforming urban life and shaping the future.
City of the Year
The city has gathered momentum in the two years since winning the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge and has stepped up with several new initiatives.
City Leader of the Year
Turner was praised for his leadership during Hurricane Harvey, while in subsequent months he has worked to transform the city and move it forward.
Disruptor of the Year
Since launching its first fleet of dockless bikes, the company has led on the technology, which has revolutionized transportation but flummoxed some cities.
Technology of the Year
The dedicated tech for first responders has helped deal with emergencies like Hurricane Florence, the wildfires in California and mass shootings.
Deal of the Year
The deal came hot on the heels of rival and market leader Uber buying dockless bike-share company Jump and helped level the playing field between the companies.
Green Initiative of the Year
The Green Bank will provide public money in the form of loans, leases and other mechanisms to help fund green projects that expand renewable energy, reduce energy costs and GHG emissions, and create green jobs.