IEEE Core Smart Cities

A fundamental undertaking of the IEEE Smart Cities initiative, the IEEE Core Smart Cities program recognizes and helps cities that are establishing and investing both human and financial capital into smart city plans. These Core Smart Cities were chosen through a process assessing criteria including focus, commitment, diversity, roadmap, presence of a strong IEEE Chapter/Section and of a diverse and committed team of partners from the local municipality, universities, and industries. The selection process also took into account geographic diversity. Acceptance into the initiative required an articulate, pragmatic plan for how the city can become smarter in how it is run, with the goal of improving its citizens’ quality of life. Selected cities receive investment in funding and strategic and practical advice from a team of IEEE experts to help conduct activities and further the well-being of their citizens in a sustainable environment.

Current IEEE Core Smart Cities include Casablanca, Morocco; Guadalajara, Mexico; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Trento, Italy; and Wuxi, China.

The Core Smart Cities must define their knowledge-creation objectives and disseminate resulting knowledge and experience with other core and affiliated cities. Vehicles for knowledge sharing include organizing conferences and events, participation in IEEE events including the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference and other events, producing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) such as Big Data for Smart Cities, taught by Trento experts, developing whitepapers and authored articles, and other means.

Due to the tremendous interest in the Core cities program, the IEEE Affiliated Smart Cities program was launched allowing more cities to participate and enjoy benefits. See more information on IEEE Affiliate Cities here.

IEEE Core Smart Cities leaders collaborate with Affiliated cities within their cultural and geographic proximity and share the best practices and lessons they have learned from challenges encountered while executing their smartification plans.


IEEE Core Smart Cities

City Profile Website
Casablanca, Morocco Profile Coming Soon
Guadalajara, Mexico Profile Coming Soon
Kansas City, Missouri, USA        Profile Coming Soon
Trento, Italy Trento Profile
Wuxi, China Wuxi Profile