Louisville again among top “Digital Cities” in U.S.

November 5, 2018

Digital Cities 2018Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville has again been ranked a top digital city in the U.S., placing third in the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities Survey for America’s largest cities.

According to the Center for Digital Government, the survey winners are “redefining the role of the public-sector technology leader at the city level. They’re looking beyond the nuts and bolts of IT, exploring creative ways to leverage their technology investments, and building new, more effective coalitions.”

“For Louisville to be a place where all citizens have the opportunity to reach their full human potential, we have to make sure citizens have access to the 21st Century tools that are essential for lifelong learning and careers,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Louisville Metro continues to lead the nation in these efforts, and that’s good news for citizens in every corner of the city.”

Louisville’s digital progress in the past year includes:

  • A plan to grow smart mobility to enhance access to technology for residents
  • Low-cost internet for residents, part of the city’s digital inclusion plan
  • Expanding WiFi hotspots
  • Holding civic hackathons
  • Expanding our open data portal
  • Beginning the build out of 115 miles of new fiber-optic cable backbone for smart city technologies such as smart traffic lights and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Replacing the city’s primary work order and service request system
  • Improvements to disaster security and business continuity, as well as an enhanced focus on cybersecurity awareness

Earlier this year Louisville placed 1st in the Center for Digital Government’s Government Experience Awards for work on the city’s official website Louisvilleky.gov. Learn more: http://www.govtech.com/cdg/digital-government-achievement/Government-Exp...

Learn more about this year’s Digital Cities Survey: http://www.govtech.com/dc/Digital-Cities-2018.html?page=6

Louisville placed 3rd in the 500,000 or more classification:

500,000 or more population category:
1st City of Los Angeles, CA
2rd City of San Diego, CA
3th City of Louisville, KY
4th City of Denver, CO
5th City of Boston, MA / City of San Jose, CA
7th City of Phoenix, AZ
8th City of Albuquerque, NM / Las Vegas, NV
9th City of Chicago, IL
10th City of Dallas, TX

See the Center for Digital Government’s press release and get highlights from the winning cities: http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/Digital-Cities-2018.html

About the Center for Digital Government
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.
The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.