Smart Cities will not happen on their own, and they cannot be built in silos. They require regional collaborations and interoperable solutions...
— Zack Huhn, Venture Smarter CEO
Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Regional Smart Cities Initiatives are non-for-profit efforts that educate and align interdisciplinary leaders around available resources and addressable opportunity areas - empowering them to effectively research, plan, fund, and build smart cities and connected communities. 


It's about people, not products...

Smart Regions go beyond city limits. They enable smaller communities to implement Smart City solutions. They seamlessly implement smart and connected technologies and strategies in our urban cores, suburbs, and rural areas, improving quality of life and economic opportunity for all people, regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers.


Build the future with us:

Venture Smarter launched RSCI to create collaboration communities and public-private partnerships that reach beyond municipal boundaries.

Our leadership team works with leaders from all across the country to launch local and regional smart city working groups and actively supports regional collaborations driven by technology standards and an agile planning framework.

  • Leadership Education and Training

  • Technology/Planning Process Framework

  • Infrastructure Prioritizations/Planning

  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Thought Leadership and Strategy

  • Policy and Procurement Tools

  • Public-Private-Partnership Development

  • Education and Workforce Development

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Social Mobility and Digital Inclusion



Sparking smart, interdisciplinary collaborations among...

  • Regional Councils of Governments

  • Local Governments and agencies

  • County Governments and agencies

  • State Governments and agencies

  • Federal Governments and agencies

  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations

  • Nonprofits and NGOs

  • Academic and Research Institutions

  • Businesses and Associations

  • Neighborhood and Community Groups