Readiness Cities - Austin

"Winning the Smart Cities Council Challenge Grant puts us that much closer to creating a comprehensive and inclusive strategy to use technology in a way that benefits communities that are usually left behind."
—Mayor Steve Adler

While Austin is thriving, success hasn’t been shared equally. The city’s 1928 master plan drove black residents to the eastern part of the city; prosperity rose everywhere else. Austin is one of the most economically-segregated metropolitan areas in the country. In Austin today there’s a firm belief that smart cities technologies are the tools that will finally allow the city to sharply reduce that segregation, providing an opportunity that hasn’t existed before.