The Soft Infrastructure of Smart Cities

On this edition of FutureStructure Radio is Ted Smith, chief civic innovation officer of Louisville, Kentucky.

by Chad vanderVeen / September 25, 2014
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What makes a smart city and what role does city government have in fostering its development?

On this edition of FutureStructure Radio -- a feature of FutureStructure, sister publication to Government Technology -- is Ted Smith, chief civic innovation officer of Louisville, Ky.

Smart cities start with soft infrastructure, the policy, legal and regulatory framework that makes the technologically sophisticated hard infrastructure possible.

Smith and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer have been gaining national attention for their efforts in laying the foundation for Louisville to grow into one of the country’s smartest cities.