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Digital Excellence

Southwest Smart Communities Initiative 

The Southwest Smart Communities Initiatives (SSCI) pilot program is part of the City of Chicago’s Digital Excellence Initiative and is being administered by Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Chicago (LISC/Chicago) and its New Communities Program (NCP).

There are five NCP communities participating in the Smart Communities Initiative:

Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Humboldt Park, and Pilsen

As a southwest side collaboration, the Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, and Englewood neighborhoods envision using technology to connect and reduce the physical and psychological barriers that have hampered their cooperation and slowed their collective progress.

We also envision using technology to address common challenges across our communities, while stimulating economic development and continuing to revitalize our neighborhoods.

Click here  to view an executive summary of SSCI.

Click here to review our local Southwest Smart Communities Plan.

Click here to review the Smart Communities Master Plan for Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Humboldt Park and Pilsen.

Mayor Richard M. Daley announces Smart Communities Initiatives. Remarks also given back Carlos Nelson, Executive Director, The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation.

Read more about the City of Chicago's  Digital Excellence Initiative  and about the 2009 Digital Excellence Action Agenda.

Demonstrations of Digital Excellence in Auburn Gresham

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To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

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