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Smart Long Beach

What is a “smart" city? 

In October 2019, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and the City Council directed City staff to develop a Smart City Initiative. But what is a "smart" city? Does it include a monorail down Ocean Blvd and flying cars? Probably not. Does it mean partnering with the Long Beach community to leverage data and technology as strategic tools to solve challenges and overcome problems? That sounds more like it.

A smart Long Beach is one that is inclusive, responsible, resilient, and community-centered. We think technology and data have the power to improve the lives of all Long Beach residents, and that real change can only happen if we collaborate as one City to solve problems and test out solutions. The Long Beach of the future must be defined by our residents, not technology companies. 

What we're doing

The Smart City Initiative advances solutions to civic challenges by engaging the community, staff, and private sector to explore and implement emerging technology. This does not imply that there is something “not smart” about the way things have been done in the past. Rather, the Smart City Initiative is a collaborative effort to build on foundations that are already in place and to keep pace with rapid advances in technology.

A "smarter" Long Beach uses technology and data to manage change and expand capacities to better the daily lives of Long Beach residents, enhance city operations and make the best possible use of resources across all City Departments.

+Learn more about our pilot programs to advance smart city technology projects


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Long Beach is one of 33 cities to achieve 2021 What Works Cities Certification, the national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government.

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Long Beach is One of the First 50 U.S. Cities to Achieve What Works Cities Certification.
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The City of Long Beach just launched a NEW open data portal, data.longbeach.gov! Head over to check out the latest data trends and findings!
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Long Beach is a What Works City!

Long Beach recently achieved What Works Cities Certification for our exceptional use of data to guide decision-making and improve residents’ lives!

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