The Smart Region


Smart Cities use technology to solve city challenges from transportation to health and well-being. The smartest of these understand that it is not a single project that makes them “smart,” rather it is the process of using technology to continually improve government efficiency, enhance citizen well-being, and solve complex problems.

The Smart Region initiative is designed to build a system and framework that takes the approach of the smartest cities and leverages the scale and testing capabilities of the entire region. The Smart Region initiative plays to the region’s legacy of collaboration to build a system that strengthens and enhances existing smart city approaches.


The framework is a model built from the needs and priorities of each municipality.

The Region will come together on developing a set of standards and practices that enable testing, best practice sharing, procurement, and implementation.

The framework is implemented in partnership with GPEC, communities, county, and Arizona State University.