A new generation of cities leaders, comfortable with technology is embracing the value and usage of data in decision-making. Leading cities recognize the need to develop a strategic vision for the city, yet they pursue priority projects with defined timetables and quantifiable results in focus areas, including water, transportation, public safety, healthcare, and education. As demands grow and budgets tighten, solutions have to be smarter, and address the city as a whole. By working with inspiring leaders to solve difficult challenges, IBM has developed repeatable best practices that can be applied to cities of all sizes. The adoption of Smarter Cities technology is moving fast and across the globe, and city leaders are embracing change, reaching beyond city hall to drive sustainable economic growth and enhanced quality of life for their citizens.