Building Smart, Equitable,
and Sustainable
21st Century Cities

* A White House Summit for Democracy Year of Action Initiative *

Smart City Expo USA is the country's leading event for cities. We are solving urgent issues of today while preparing cities for tomorrow.

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Engage with the world's most innovative government, tech, equity, and infrastructure leaders who are redefining "smart" cities.

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Reta Jo Lewis President and Chair of the Board of Directors
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Adrianne Todman Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Gabe Amo Special Assistant to the President; Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
The White House
Alejandra Castillo
Alejandra Castillo U.S. Asst Sec for Economic Development
U.S. Dept of Commerce
SR McAuliffe Headshot
Dorothy McAuliffe Special Representative for Global Partnerships
U.S. Department of State
Monica Medina Assistant Secretary for Ocean, Environment, and Science
U.S. Department of State
Daniella Levine Cava Mayor
Miami-Dade County
Dan Gelber Mayor
City of Miami Beach
Mayor Francis Suarez Headshot
Francis Suarez Mayor, City of Miami
President, U.S. Conference of Mayors
Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr.
Hardie Davis, Jr. Mayor, City of Augusta
Chair, Smart City Expo USA
Andy Berke Special Representative for Broadband, NTIA
U.S. Department of Commerce
Keith Grossman President


“I am proud to serve as Chair of Smart City Expo USA 2022 and to partner with Mayors across the country who are committed to ensuring that smart cities are driven by investments in equitable infrastructure, not just intelligent infrastructure. As we look to flying cars and new forms of mobility, we must first advance economic and social mobility. Cities will only become “smart” when equity, prosperity, humanity, inclusion, and justice are on par with blockchain, A.I., IoT, big data, and automation.” Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. Hardie Davis, Jr. Mayor
City of Augusta
"In Cincinnati, as in cities across our nation, now is a moment of profound opportunity. We can respond with forward-thinking solutions to the challenges of the past two years, the changing modern economy, and the ongoing systemic inequities that have held our Black and Brown neighbors back. The path forward runs through collaboration and education with innovative minds across the country, and Smart City Expo USA provides an exceptional platform to continue this important work.” Aftab Pureval Mayor
City of Cincinnati
“St. Louis is ready for smarter approaches to reverse decades of disinvestment from Black and Brown communities. My administration is bringing 21st century solutions to combat the root causes of crime and poverty, and I’m honored to share our innovative work and progress at this year’s Smart City Expo USA.”  Tishaura Jones Mayor
City of St. Louis
Across the country, cities are working to disrupt the prison pipeline and implement policies — from eliminating cash bail to using technology to automatically clear certain criminal records — that increase equity and reduce harm. Smart City Expo USA is an opportunity for visionary leaders to connect on how we can build a criminal justice system that actually expands economic opportunity, keeps our communities safe, and creates a more inclusive future. Celia Ouellette CEO
Responsible Business Initiative for Justice
“Smart City Expo USA offers a platform for pioneering leaders to share ideas about ways to confront the myriad of challenges facing our cities. By investing in smart city initiatives, we are piloting new, innovative solutions that can empower our communities for the future while enhancing overall quality-of-life and quality-of-place now. Reshaping urbanization for creative, technological innovation will allow for capacity building and grant municipalities like mine the tools to transcend our communities with data and the digital revolution on our side.” Mayor Steven Reed Headshot Steven Reed Mayor
City of Montgomery
“I stand with Smart City Expo USA for their forward-thinking problem solving and giving City officials such as myself a national platform to compare notes and learn from one another. When we talk of building up our City infrastructure in Jackson, Mississippi, we would be remiss to not focus on smart, equitable, and sustainable technology. The fact is that no city is smart if there is a prevalence of homelessness, hunger or poverty, and we do little to bridge the racial wealth and equity gap.” Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Headshot Chokwe Lumumba Mayor
City of Jackson
"I'm so excited to work with Smart City Expo USA, as it's all too rare to see an organization of this caliber that truly puts the needs of the community first. All too often we see equity and justice take a backseat to technology for technology's sake; it's only by uplifting our most marginalized communities that we can build sustainable cities for the 21st century." Jonah Bliss Headshot Jonah Bliss Founder
"Atlanta has earned the reputation of one of the country’s fastest-growing and most prolific technology hubs and is well on its way to becoming one of the nation’s strongest tech meccas. However, with opportunities to address the overwhelming racial and equity gaps, there is truly no room for rest. Platforms like Smart City Expo USA are invaluable as we continue to strive to ensure we are agile, from a technology perspective, continuously finding innovative ways to lead in building a smart, equitable, and sustainable city for all residents, businesses, and visitors." Jason Sankey Headshot Jason Sankey CIO
City of Atlanta
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