Phoenix is the capital in Arizona and the fifth-most populous city in the United States with 1,680,992 inhabitants. 

The Partnership for Economic Innovation, together with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Maricopa Association of Governments, Arizona State University and the Institute for Digital Progress, launched Greater Phoenix’s Smart Region Consortium, known as The Connective. Their approach aims to help cities adopt smart city technology in a reverse-engineered way - The Connective aims to gather input from residents in the Phoenix region to discover how technology can be used to meet their needs. 

In addition, the Center for Smart Cities and Regions from the Arizona State University has developed educational programme around smart and connected cities. The Smart City Academy supports individuals and organisations to develop, implement and manage smart city endeavors effectively.

For Phoenix, the chance to empower citizens with knowledge and resources is key to developing an intelligent city for the future.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Pamplona
Pamplona
Spain
  • Core
Białystok
Białystok
Poland
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Ulm
Ulm
Germany
  • Core
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
  • Challenge
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Mentor
Toronto
Toronto
Canada
  • Mentor
Antwerp
Antwerp
Belgium
  • Core
Castellón de la Plana
Castellón de la Plana
Spain
  • Mentor
Aarhus
Aarhus
Denmark
  • Core
Gijón
Gijón
Spain
  • Core
Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania