Spokane projects make finals of 2020 ‘Smart City’ awards

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Two Spokane city projects have made the final round of the 2020 International Data Corporation Smart City North America Awards.

The IDC Smart City Awards reward proposals from around the world that focus on using emerging technology and innovation to make cities more livable and economically viable.

The Cleaner River Faster Program and Urbanova’s Shared Energy Economy Model Pilot are finalists in the Smart Water and Smart Buildings categories, respectively.

Urbanova’s project focuses on an Avista-led pilot in the University District, with the goal being a proper demonstration of how both the utility and customer can benefit. Additionally, the pilot strives to improve system efficiency and grid resiliency.

Two Spokane projects are finalists in the 2020 IDC Smart Cities North America Awards; the Cleaner River Faster program…

Posted by City of Spokane – Municipal Government on Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Cleaner River Faster Program is a city-wide program to adapt an integrated plan to provide better results quickly and economically. Part of the plan involved the installation of 16 million gallons of underground wastewater and stormwater runoff storage.

Winners will be announced on March 5 and voting will be open until Feb. 26.

Votes can be cast HERE.