Top 5 takeaways from Smart Cities New York 2018

From broadband internet and blockchain to affordable housing and closing the educational achievement gap, speakers covered a wide gamut of areas where city leaders are looking to innovate and improve their citizens’ lives.

With speakers including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Iceland President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, there was plenty of star power on hand to share best practices with city leaders, private companies, and other stakeholders.

1. It's time for cities to lead

2. Smart cities mean smarter citizens

3. Cities must engage citizens, equitably

4. Public and private sector partnerships will drive innovation

5. Innovations and research should be shared across borders

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