The City of Winter Park will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Winter Park Country Club to discuss proposed “smart city” initiatives with local residents.

The open-house-style meeting will allow residents to speak with city representatives about the new ways the city is looking to become “smarter” with the use of new tech and data analysis programs.

On paper, Smart Cities use tech and tech-friendly infrastructure to connect services and the public realm to help optimize transportation, to deliver services more efficiently, upgrade utilities, and improve the quality of life for residents, businesses, and guests.

Winter Park is exploring opportunities to improve the following:

  • Intelligent Transportation – Measures, monitors, and controls the flow of traffic through the city by reducing congestion, optimizing routes, detecting accidents, avoiding idling pollution, as well as detecting and communicating available parking.
  • Public Safety – Equips first responders with the tools, technology, and training to plan for and respond to emergencies swiftly and effectively, while balancing the public good with individual privacy. 
  • Utilities – Offers next-generation utility services that are reliable, efficient, secure and sustainable with exceptional customer service. 
  • Quality of Life – Fosters a welcoming environment that thrives on technical innovation and modern conveniences.

 More information and the opportunity to submit feedback online will be available beginning Thursday, June 1, by accessing

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. I helped write Winter Park’s Traffic Calming Manual 30+ years ago. I am now a huge proponent of intelligent traffic control devices and will attend. Glad to discuss and correspond prior.