SOUTH BEND - The International Data Corp. has named finalists in its second annual Smart Cities North America Awards. The city of South Bend is recognized in the sustainable infrastructure category. 

The awards aim to honor the progress cities have made in forward-thinking projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate development in the region.

Winners will be announced April 9 and the awards will be presented at the Smart Cities New York event on May 14 in New York City.

Thirty five municipalities are recognized for unprecedented progress in creating and sustaining smart city projects across the following 12 categories:

  • Administration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Digital Equity and Accessibility
  • Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces
  • Education
  • Public Safety
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Water
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing
  • Transportation – Transportation Infrastructure
  • Urban Planning and Land Use

South Bend has been named a finalist for its combined sewer overflow real-time decision support system.  

"We are overwhelmed by the progress North American cities have made in deploying and maintaining innovative smart city projects, designed to support economic growth and improve the lives of residents," said Ruthbea Yesner, global lead of IDC Government Insights, in a news release. "We are grateful to be able to shine a spotlight on these successful projects and to encourage continued innovation as these finalists set the standard for outstanding smart city project execution."

To see the full list of finalists, click here