Smart Chicago Collaborative (now City Tech)

Improving Lives in Chicago Through Technology

The Smart Chicago Collaborative was a civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through the transformative power of technology. Smart Chicago works on increasing access to the Internet, improving skills for using Internet and developing meaningful products from data that measurably contribute to the quality of life of residents in our region and beyond. Smart Chicago—a joint project of the City of Chicago, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Trust—provided cross-sector leadership and resources to support the City in its transition to a culture of digital excellence. It drove innovation in Chicago by investing in infrastructure, programs and applications that make the resources of high-speed Internet more accessible, useful and beneficial to all.

In 2017, the Smart Chicago Collaborative and City Digital merged to form City Tech. City Tech is dedicated to reimagining cities as places where technology fuels opportunity, inclusion, engagement and innovation. See their website for the latest updates: