Envision America: Planning Smart Cities of the Future

Jonathan Rowe | September 15, 2015

Envision America for Smart Cities of the Future

Yesterday, the White House hosted an event to announce a new “Smart Cities” initiative that will invest over $160 MM to help local communities solve key issues of city living and plan for a more sustainable future.

As part of the larger initiative, the White House announced a program called Envision America that will encourage local leaders to plan for the smart city of the future. Autodesk, along with other notable companies like Qualcomm, GE, and Microsoft, will lend their expertise to local leaders to diagnose needs, workshop solutions, and develop smart new initiatives.

10 lucky cities will be chosen on the basis of their goals, collaboration with local organizations, and commitment to developing and planning for a smart city. The cities will then participate in a 3-day workshop next January to begin planning, with private sector partners staying involved throughout the year to support the implementation of their plans.

You can find out more from the White House Fact Sheet or by visiting the Envision America website,

To learn more about Autodesk Sustainability Solutions for smart cities, visit: sustainability.autodesk.com/cities

1 comment on “Envision America: Planning Smart Cities of the Future”

  1. John Williams says:

    This is an exciting initiative that many cities could be interested in. Folks at ii are on the lookout for potential candidates that we will encourage to make application. St. Paul, MN.; Lubbock, TX.; Tucson, AZ,: Phoenix, AZ.: Charlotte, NC.; Boston, MA.: Seattle, WA.: Portland, OR.: SF, CA.: White Plains, NY; and NYC all come to mind.

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