Readiness Cities - Fairfax County
“Fairfax County was so pleased to host the Smart Cities Readiness Workshop. We are excited about opportunities to further harness technology to improve health, increase connectivity and assure an awesome quality of life for our residents.”
— Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova
Fairfax County, Virginia, a 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge finalist, hosted a Readiness Workshop on March 19, 2018. In FY2018, the county invested $7.17 million in technology projects and used the workshop as part of its efforts to develop a smart cities strategy focusing on (1) county-wide information sharing projects, (2) integration of disparate health data across 70 distinct information systems and (3) transportation, including mobility options during congestion, smart street lights and an autonomous vehicle pilot. This Readiness Workshop microsite contains materials developed over the course of this work and valuable resources to help the county build and implement its smart cities stategy.