Human-Centered Design

City infrastructure can provide endless amounts of data and insight. The solutions leveraging that data need to benefit the people living in the city.

Building Transparent Cities

IOTA opens city-data silos, giving visibility to residents over how the city is working to improve their quality of life.


Enabling a Brighter Future for the Urban Environment

By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities. 1.3 million people move into cities every day and the world’s building stock is expected to double by 2060*.

What is a Smart City?

What is a Smart City?

A smart city is an urban area that incorporates information and communication technologies into its systems. Sensors gather data to inform authorities and residents, reducing waste and making resource consumption more efficient.

The Internet-of-Things changes the way citizens, communities, cities & nations connect, interact, and exchange data. From data privacy and ownership to P2P energy and integrated transpor­tation. From predictive maintenance and additive manufacturing to eHealth and eGovernance.

IoT is rapidly changing urban living

IoT is rapidly changing urban living

IOTA provides truth and security behind data

IOTA provides truth and security behind data

IOTA's distributed ledger technology enables permissionless innovation and open data. IOTA is already being used in smart city environments.

Learn about IOTA’s initiatives in our smart city report - Towards Open and Transparent Cities.

Priorities for Cities Are Changing

For Residents

The residents and visitors of a city dictate its changing priorities, but it’s often difficult to provide insights into a city's problems in a timely manner. Updates on a city's growth need real-time reporting from those experiencing it. IOTA allows residents to provide real insight to a city’s needs, and allow businesses and the government to react proactively, instead of reactively.

For City Leadership

Local government must ensure a city grows in a way that benefits the people who live there. Reliable access to high-quality data – whether from existing infrastructure, new digital integrations, or the people directly – is crucial to enable transparent and sustainable decisions. IOTA can support local government by allowing residents, visitors and businesses to generate and access city data.

For Corporations

Corporations play an important role in the growth of a city, bringing jobs and funding city growth. An active and open community, progressive transportation systems, clean streets, and growing public services are all part of making a city liveable and attracting top talent. IOTA can offer a common platform for businesses to interact with city leadership, their employees, local residents and each other.

Bringing together city systems

Cities become smart by interlacing multiple types of data in their solutions to impact residents, visitors, businesses and local government. IOTA's permissionless technology can connect systems in Mobility, Energy, Infrastructure and more. Allowing a common, standardized platform for sharing and securing data openly.

It can also offer incentivization options through its ingrained value transfer capabilities offered by the feeless, real-time IOTA token, built with IoT and microtransactions in mind.

Towards Open Collaboration

The systems a city needs to be truly smart require multiple stakeholders and large scale complex integrations. This cannot be achieved adequately in a closed environment. We’re working with the Linux Foundation, Dell Technologies, ARM, IBM and others on Project Alvarium, building an open-source technology stack that allows trust and confidence in the systems cities are built on.

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