Schenectady Smart City Advisory Commission Roadmap
There are many ways the City of Schenectady plans to measure its success of Smart City initiatives. One way is through the use of what the Advisory Commission has termed our living roadmap that will correlate to the current needs of the community. In early 2016, the following 10 goals were recommended by the Advisory Commission to provide a framework for decision making throughout the evolution of various Smart City projects. As we begin our transition into increasingly interdepartmental collaborations, we keep these goals in mind.
In order to best understand how each of our Smart City initiatives stand up against these goals, we include a roadmap focus chart, which demonstrates how many goals are being focused on throughout the course of the project. The below examples illustrate how the roadmap focus section can be interpreted. In example “A”, all circles with colors correlating to the above 10 roadmap goals have been filled in indicating that project “A” goals focus on all roadmap targets. In example “B”, roadmap goals 3, 6, 7, 8 and 10 have been filled in indicating the corresponding targets of project “B”. It is important to note that the number of goals a project focuses on does not necessarily correlate with the project’s value; it simply identifies which roadmap goals the project is focused on.
It is also important to understand the current state a project is in. We have ranked projects in the following way:
Stage 1: The project is currently in a planning phase which may include tasks such as forming partnerships, identifying key goals of the project or performing preliminary work as required.
Stage 2: The project is currently in an execution phase which may include tasks such as carrying out pre-identified phases of a project, overcoming unforeseen hurdles or required planning.
Stage 3: The project is in a completion phase which may include tasks such as monitoring performance, gathering post-project data or submitting documentation to required parties.
Establishing Universal Targets