Utilizing Uptown as a living laboratory to foster innovation, Envision Charlotte is developing first-of-their kind programs in energy, water, waste and air to conserve resources and reduce operating costs.


March 24, 2015 from 11:30am – 1:30pm

The Westin
601 S College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Envision Charlotte, in partnership with the City, County, UNCC/EPIC, and area businesses, have been building the foundation of a Smart City. These efforts were recently honored in the innovative initiatives category at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona, Spain.

Join other business leaders, elected officials, public sector employees, university officials and sector experts to learn what a smart city is and about Charlotte’s efforts to become The Smartest City … creating economic development opportunities, building a more sustainable and resilient city, and bringing outside investments to Charlotte.



Dan Clodfelter – Mayor of Charlotte
Philip Mezey – CEO Itron
Lloyd Yates – EVP of Market Solutions and President of Duke Energy Carolinas
Jesse Berst - Chairman Smart Cities Council

Topics to include:

• Charlotte’s initiatives, their effectiveness and benefit to Charlotte businesses;
• What other US cities are doing to create Smart Cities;
• Why international cities are leaden the way; and
• What are the trends in both the US and World.

logo revised jpeg

Smart City Hack-a-Thon

Envision Charlotte has partnered with the City of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte and the Analytics and Big Data Society, along with Community Partner Code for Charlotte Brigade, to host a Smart City Hack-a-Thon in advance of Charlotte’s first Smart City Luncheon.

Sponsored by Itron, this event will offer a unique opportunity to analyze data to aid the City’s ongoing efforts to use technology to implement sustainable initiatives that help grow Charlotte’s economy, improve delivery of its services and improve the quality of life for Charlotte residents, businesses and visitors.  Interested in getting involved?  Click here for more information: www.codeforcharlotte.org/smart-cities

    9 9 0 0 0 0 0 kWh
of energy used over the past 7 days
of water used per year
of smog forming pollutants produced per year
of trash produced per year


It is easy to become a Champion; simply click on the links you will find throughout this section and we will schedule a brief training session right in your workplace for you and other interested teammates. We will show you fun ways you can get started in your company reducing energy, conserving water, reducing office waste and improving Charlotte’s air quality.

Learn More