The Dallas Innovation Alliance supports a multi-phased approach to Smart Cities implementation.
Initial efforts will be centered in the West End district of downtown, where a confluence of multi-modal transit, walkability, historic buildings and a burgeoning innovation district will serve as ground zero for the city as a living lab, and a three-pronged strategy will center on infrastructure, mobility and connected living. The first phase of the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab powered by AT&T was launched in March 2017. Initial insights are available via our First Quarter Results, available here, Second Quarter Results [quarter ending September 30, 2017] are available here, and Third Quarter Results [ending December 31, 2017] available here.
Why the West End?
The West End fits a number of criteria that make it a natural fit for Dallas’ initial smart cities pilot project:
• Downtown location (located in the CBD)
• Growing urban residential district (live/work/play)
• Surge in redevelopment (commercial and residential)
• Highly accessible via mass transit
• Distinct and manageable footprint
• Fiber is already available in the West End area
• Historic preservation district
• Gateway between downtown and Southern Dallas (Grow South priority initiative)
• Major residential and commercial growth and presence from innovative companies
•Integrated transit solutions
•Smart Home/ Office
•Green Spaces, Urban Gardens