The 'smart cities' movement is understandably focused on the 'cool tech.' But, the discussion is starting to move away from tech to managing cities differently and comprehensively to fully realizing the benefits for citizens. And Louisville, KY, is among the leaders in this broader thinking. 

This article gives some great details on how Louisville is using its historical strengths to continue to build its economic potential, attracting new companies and jobs and providing better services to citizens. And, what I find most intriguing, they are using new partnership models to build new services that don't require taxpayer money. Worth checking out, and I suggest keeping an eye on what Louisville is doing!