Columbus Shares its Smart City Playbook

The city of Columbus, Ohio is sharing some of what it has learned about becoming a smart city.

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November 7, 2018, 7:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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"Columbus, OH has unveiled a playbook for other cities to learn how to become a smart city," reports Katie Pyzyk.

"In the Smart Columbus Playbook, the city offers articles, contracts, webinars, case studies and data for other city leaders to leverage and learn from when jumpstarting smart programs and initiatives," adds Pyzyk.

The city of Columbus won $50 million in highly competitive grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge in 2016. Since then, the city has faced criticisms and changed its plans, but has also begun to roll out deliverables, like an operating system, its first hardware (in the form of solar equipment at Ohio Dominican University), and this week's playbook. The article has more details and links to more of Columbus' smart city plans.

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