Smart Oakland Coalition

The Smart Oakland Coalition, or Smart Oakland (, is an institutional innovation that seeks to combine the best practices of proven smart city initiatives with the City of Oakland’s open, crowd-sourced response to the US Dept. of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge (

Smart Oakland aims to become a sustainable change network that effectively accelerates the collaborative efforts of public, private, non-profit and community-based organizations committed to improving lives in Oakland through technology by leveraging the work and accomplishments of the Smart Chicago Collaborative.