Smart doesn’t always mean automation or technology. Sometimes it means re-thinking a problem to discover a simple solution. Data, technology, and algorithms don’t add much value on their own. That’s why we think a smart city must be people-first.
Long Beach’s Smart City Initiative is driven by residents and visitors. The things we love most about Long Beach – our beaches, diverse neighborhoods, colleges, and parks – are made up of people, not technology.
A smart Long Beach is one that is culturally sensitive. Technology provides new ways of participating in local government and new pathways to cultivating pride in our City. We believe technology can help us reach our language access priorities and our citywide equity goals. Read more about our Office of Equity and Language Access Program.