For the City of New York, a “smart city” is an equitable city.
Under the leadership of the City's Chief Technology Officer, the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI) spearheads the City of New York’s “Smart City, Equitable City” strategy for technology and innovation.
As part of this effort, MOTI works to better the lives of all New Yorkers and communities across the five boroughs by:
Drivers for Action
As the world becomes more digital and technology-dependent, the opportunity gap between technology haves and have-nots carries increased urgency. Narrowing this digital divide and ensuring all New Yorkers can participate fully is central to the City’s strategy for technology and innovation. Digital technologies enhance well-being, reduce costs and resource consumption, and enable government to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens.