Waterloo- A Smart City
As part of the plan development, the City in collaboration with Honeywell and Accelerator for America want to hear from the key stakeholders - the residents that the city serves! The feedback from this survey will be used to help inform the Waterloo Smart City Strategic Plan.
In October of 2022, Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) and Accelerator for America announced the launch of the Honeywell Smart City Accelerator Program to help cities strategically plan their futures and build capacity to fund transformational initiatives. The cities were Cleveland, Louisville, Ky., Kansas City, Mo., San Diego, and Waterloo, Iowa.
Read the official announcement here.
Waterloo was chosen via an application process that looked at the cities’ leadership visions and data strategies and reviewed each city’s strategic plan, sustainability plan, climate plan, and operating and capital budgets. Working closely with city stakeholders, Honeywell will help create a four-track Smart City Strategic Plan for Waterloo that encompasses:
- Track 1 – Smart City Vision: Identifies priorities and desired outcomes from a focused set of key stakeholders. It will include resiliency focused goals such as reducing operational costs, enhancing resident engagement, strengthening community resiliency, improving public safety and bridging the equity gap.
- Track 2 – Operational Framework: Serves as a roadmap for managing and supporting smart city projects. It will help cities integrate new capabilities into current systems and processes, define associated KPIs and serve as an essential element for grant applications.
- Track 3 – Project Definition: Defines high-impact projects and potential business models that can be implemented to achieve the goals defined in Track 1, including program statements, recommended solutions, high level solution requirements and expected benefits.
- Track 4 – Smart City Project Plan: Identifies tasks and processes to help guide cities through project implementation as well as define overall smart cities governance structures.
About Honeywell Building Technologies
Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. We are a leading building controls company with operations in more than 75 countries supported by a global channel partner network. Commercial building owners and operators use our hardware, software and analytics to help create safer, more sustainable and productive facilities. Our solutions and services are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.
About Accelerator for America
Accelerator for America finds and develops solutions to economic insecurity and shares them with cities across the country. Combining its own expertise with that of its network of governmental, labor, business, policy and philanthropic leaders, the Accelerator provides Mayors and their teams the tools, organizing mechanisms and technical assistance they need to provide their most vulnerable communities a path toward the American dream. The Accelerator is a Do Tank, not a think tank, and is a recognized center of excellence and a trusted resource in Economic Development and Transit and Infrastructure that has worked with more than 70 cities nationwide. Visit: http://www.acceleratorforamerica.com/.