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Smart Cities

Master Planning

Cities want progress, but are unsure which projects to prioritize and how to fund them. Our proven Smart City Roadmap approach helps cities develop goals and merge objectives with available, best-fit technologies to identify ideal smart projects.

Master Planning

We specialize in advancing smart communities, and can plan, engineer, deploy and integrate selected smart projects and applications to boost a community’s infrastructure IQ.

Our in-house expertise primes us to be a single point-of-contact during the planning process and into full implementation. Through careful planning and implementation, our projects yield a measured ROI and actionable results, which provide incentive and support to invest in additional smart projects.

The smart technology revolution requires investment. Black & Veatch has reframed our business construct to support new funding arrangements that underpin smart city progress. With our own group that arranges innovative financing solutions, iMG, and relationships with other financing organizations, we are actively forming unique revenue models, alternative financing and Public-Private Partnerships (P3) to deploy projects – often with no additional city capital or operational funds – that generate ongoing revenue streams for cities.

Smart project planning and deployment involve numerous moving parts across energy, water, telecommunications and transportation, which is why we emphasize comprehensive program management. Our approach ensures a cohesive design and successful solution integration within city infrastructure, which allows the smart city vision to leverage converged opportunities. 

Black & Veatch performed smart city planning services for the City of Chula Vista, Calif., and Port of San Diego’s Bayfront redevelopment: 

  • The 500-acre site will include offices, condominiums, a convention center, restaurants and more;
  • It included analysis of energy, smart city, and telecommunications options to meet city objectives, different business models, and the hardware, software and ongoing operational costs associated with each;
  • And it evaluated a range of solutions to determine the greatest value and benefit across key criteria, such as economic development, citizen engagement and sustainability.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.

Video: The Quest to Become Smart Cities Follows Many Tracks

The Quest to Become Smart Cities Follows Many Tracks