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Smarter Sustainable Dubuque

Building A Smarter City

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque is a unique public/private partnership between the City of Dubuque and IBM Research, the division of IBM responsible for its "Smarter Planet" campaign. The project was initiated in September 2009 when the City of Dubuque and IBM announced their intentions to make Dubuque one of the first "smarter" sustainable cities in the U.S. 

Plans include the development of new "smarter" technologies and implementation strategies to create a replicable, international model of sustainability for communities of 200,000 and under, where over 40 percent of the U.S. population resides. The model will integrate community engagement and education, more energy-efficient ways of operating municipal services and buildings, decreased carbon emissions, new job creation, increased financial savings, and a higher quality of life for the entire community.

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque will provide Dubuque residents the information and tools they need to make smarter choices about resource consumption. The initiative is engaging Dubuque residents and businesses who, through advanced technology, will be able to voluntarily better manage their use of resources like water, electricity, oil, and natural gas. Individual wellness is also being considered as a component.

For more information, please visit the Smarter Sustainable Dubuque webpage

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