Digital Cities

Call for Entries - Digital Cities Survey 2017

The Center for Digital Government invites you to participate in the 17th annual Digital Cities Survey, open to all U.S. cities!

by Janet Grenslitt / July 24, 2017


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The online survey is open to all U.S. cities. Awards are based on five population classifications.
New! We've added a fifth category for 500,000 or more population cities.

Top-ranked cities will receive the Digital Cities Survey award and will be honored at a reception during National League of Cities' annual conference Nov. 15-18, 2017 in Charlotte.

Based on the 10 key characteristics of a digital city, you answer one narrative question for each, provide brief descriptions and some links, and respond to check-box questions.

Characteristics that comprise 2017 Digital Cities:

  • Open
  • Mobile
  • Engaged
  • Collaborative
  • Secure
  • Staffed/Supported
  • Connected
  • Efficient
  • Resilient
  • Innovative/ Best Practices

Consolidated city/county governments may select one survey in which to participate annually, either the Digital Cities Survey or the Digital Counties Survey conducted in the spring.

The Center thanks CivicPlus, Dell EMC, ForeScout Technologies, Laserfiche, Microsoft, NetApp/ Cisco, Pure Storage, SHI and Spectrum Enterprise for underwriting the 2017 Digital Cities Survey..

For questions please contact: Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards,

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