The Smart City Tech Planning Handbook

Do you want to build something for a smart city? Are you working to make your campus smart? Are you building a new corporate park with smart solutions? You are looking for technology to save your city, campus, or corporate park. While it would be wonderful to plan a smart city from scratch, it’s not the reality. If you intend to improve the existing city infrastructure, (no easy task), then this book will help you develop smart city initiatives. Develop a plan using this as guidance and reference.

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We struggle figuring out what is possible. I noticed that every city and campus and corporate park has different smart applications needing a specific solution, but do you know how to get there? Maybe you don’t know what has been done, really been done. Read this to get started.

Smart City Questions:

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What is a Smart City?

How do you plan the Smart City infrastructure?

Where do you start when developing the smart city?

What planning is involved?

Whom should I partner with?

What about permitting, rent, acquisition, construction planning?

Whom should we work with? Learn all this and more from case studies and deployment planning. The rest is up to you!


Have you been trying to figure out what smart city services are needed? How to get them? Maybe you know what you want, in many cases its broadband. Maybe you think it would help to have a competitor for the local cable company for broadband access. Maybe its cost effective connectivity. How do you get there? I had the same problem working with cities and it really helps to look at what others have done. Then you can come up with a plan. That’s why this book will help you.

Many cities fall prey to the large OEMs because they come in and offer a specific solution which the city may or may not want. So they go with it, or they run demos thinking that this is something that the people want. The people generally tell you what they want, if you’re listening. Don’t forget small business and large business for that matter, what do they really want? How do you get there? What has been done? I’m here to help!

Figure out your foundation, your assets, how to monetize and what you can use for your foundation, it could really help you now by knowing and planning, not guessing or assuming. Let’s work together!

This book is here for you to plan your path to deploying technology in your city for your purpose. Not only that but what assets do you have that you can use or even better yet, make money on. Wouldn’t it be nice if the city could find a way to create revenue streams off what they have? Remember that you don’t need to be tied to a large company to make money from your assets. In fact, do you even know what your assets are? You should figure it out ASAP! Again, this book will help you figure that out, and it will guide you to getting the help that won’t take you down a path you don’t want to do.

Showing you what has been done and what can be done. There is help for you. This is a guide to get started. It will help you see what’s been done and what’s possible. Let me help, take some time and learn all you can. Make informed decisions about how to deploy and learn from what’s been done. Understand why they did what they did. Understand how to get where you want to go.

I’ll explain more but here is how you can get it!

The Smart City Tech Planning Handbook, available at:

Here is an overview of the Smart City Tech Planning Handbook!

Your Smart City Planning Guide for broadband, IOT, and solutions in technology. A handbook for learning more about smart city use cases, technology, and roll out.

We want you to prepare and plan for your smart city with all the information needed to move ahead cost effectively to develop your vision. Your city may have more assets to make it smart and bring in revenue, do you know how to do that? Get some help from others who have done it. Look smart by planning for your smart city vision!

Are you working to create a smart city? Are you taking that step to add the technology need to build infrastructure for your smart city? Let me help. You can gain the knowledge to move ahead in this book to plan your deployment, your growth, your services. If you don’t’ want the book, then send me an email, I can help. This book is to help you get started.

Everyone thinks technology is just broadband, and this is a big part of today’s world, but the services need to be aligned with your smart city vision. How do you do this? Plan the vision around the technology and know what you have so you know how far you should go.

This is all covered, with case studies, plenty of links for you to reference and PDFs to download. It’s more than this book, it bigger than that, it’s providing you models and solutions.

Are you ready to build your smart city? Do you have the budget? The infrastructure? Why don’t you make sure? This book will help you and your teams!

The Smart City Tech Planning Handbook is broken into 3 general sections.

  • It provides case studies to show you what has been done in other cities around the world as well as what larger OEMs envision can be done. This is to provide you with real world case studies as well as concepts to get your idea flowing for your city. It also shows you it can be done, it’s not pie in the sky but real solutions to real problems where technology provides the solutions!
  • We discuss the technology that is out there and available. It is a good idea for you to learn what is real and what is coming. In today’s world, the technology and spectrum can determine what can be done and what is 10 years out. Luckily, things move fast today. The only real limitation is getting past the limitations that people, and governments, impose not themselves.
  • What is the foundation of smart city technology? While the technology really matters, what good is it if you can’t roll it out. These things need to happen in steps or phases. Providing a foundation is key to your smart city dream becoming a reality. Use this as a guide to building it the way that you would like to see it.

Get it today!

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 Below is a sample of the Table of Contents for you to review:

  • Smart City Questions
  • What’s been done?
  • Smart City Technology overview
  • The Foundation of your Smart City
  • Your Smart City Plan
  • What is a “Smart City”?
  • Smart City Research Case Studies
  • Smart Cities Council and Cisco
  • India Smart Cities
  • Singapore
  • Santander, Spain
  • Yinchuan, China
  • Multiple Case Studies from National League of Cities, (NLC), “Trends in Smart City” publication.
  • Case Study Chicago
  • Case Study Philadelphia, Pa
  • Charlotte, NC
  • San Francisco, Ca
  • Smart City Cleveland
  • The US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge
  • NYC Planning Document called One New York
  • Smart City Columbus
  • The Smart City Playbook by Nokia and Machina Research
  • Sum up Smart City Focus
  • Smart Cities Council
  • Smart City Technology
  • An Outline of Smart City Broadband
  • How do we use and roll out broadband?
  • Who uses that broadband?
  • What will the city get from this mass roll out?
  • Why does Indoor Connectivity matter in a Smart City?
  • Smart City IOT Technologies
  • What is IOT and how will we use it?
  • IOT Services in the Smart City
  • IOT Wireless Tech:
  • Fixed Wireless in the Smart City
  • Why does Fixed Wireless Matter to a Smart City?
  • Which Technology is right for us?
  • Build or lease?
  • Who owns the solution?
  • Choose your vision, then plan wisely!
  • Smart City Advantages of Using Technology
  • The Foundation of Smart City Technology
  • What do we mount on these assets?
  • Take Inventory of what you have
  • Smart City Audits
  • Mounting assets (lamp posts, wood poles, telephone poles)
  • Data Collection:
  • Setting the Vision
  • Decisions: Expense Reduction or Income or Future Vision?
  • Smart City Start-Up Checklist
  • Expense Reduction:
  • New Sources of Revenue
  • Potential Business Models
  • As A Service Models:
  • You don’t have to do it all!
  • Smart City “Other” Services
  • How do you get Broadband to the “Underserved”?
  • Mounting Small Cells in the City
  • Deployment Solutions for Smart Cities
  • Smart City Obstacles, (Real and Perceived)
  • Change is Certain!
  • A Smart City is a Safe City
  • Smart City Assets Are Everywhere!

Get busy! Get the book, read, learn, and plan!

Where can you get it today?

The Smart City Tech Planning Handbook, available at:

PDF version on Gumroad:

PDF on Sellfy:

Paperback: Click here for the paperback!

KOBO, ITUNES, Nook, Scribt, 24 Symbols, Inktera, and more!

Helping you understand smart city technology and planning for smart tech. I did the research so you have a head start. Your teams will have it all in one place, easy to reach. 

Save time and learn fast.

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About Wade Sarver

Hi, I’m Wade. I write blogs and books. I work as a solution manager for a major OEM. I consult groups on smart city deployments. I help market and bring products to market. I create online products to help tech deployments. Let’s make great tech happen.

It can be summed up like this. Wade Sarver is a blogger and poetaster at and an author of several nonfiction tech books, a solutions consultant TechFecta,, as well as a solution manager for Nokia. To reach out to Wade, you can email at or or twitter @Wade4Wireless.

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