The Final Pitch: Seven U.S. Cities Make Their Final Plea to Become U.S. DOT’s First-Ever “Smart City Challenge” Winner

Autodesk sponsors live, final pitch event; register today to watch the seven “Smart City Challenge” finalists compete for a $50 million fund and technology to help make their vision of the future a reality

Smart city challenge

Autodesk is proud to sponsor tomorrow’s June 9 final pitch event.  Register now to livestream the excitement and watch each of the seven cities’ pitches for the Smart City Challenge at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET – To register visit here and click “Watch the Final Pitch Live”.


If someone asks, “What does a Smart City look like?”, what comes to mind? For baby boomers and American pop culture history buffs, the iconic cartoon series “The Jetsons” – created in 1962 and set in 2062 – comes immediately to mind with its “way out” vision of the future. In The Jetsons, flying cars folded into briefcases and cities floated above ground. It was a fun romp into fantasy land.

But talk to an urban planner or city manager in the USA and around the globe today,…

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