Smart21 Community

2018 Announcement

Hudson Smart21 Community 2018 graphic

Out of more than 400 applicants, Hudson is proud to be the only U.S. City selected as a Smart21 Community of 2018. What does this mean? Watch the video below to find out more.






More than 400 applicants worldwide. The largest city to apply had a population of 12.3 million people, while the smallest population was 2,323. The average population was 780,000. Hudson’s population is 22,389.

About The Process

"The process of submitting the Smart21 application was an eye opening experience. We already knew Hudson was innovative, smart, and an exceptional place to live, work, and play – but not to the extent that was uncovered during this process. The City had been striving to become an intelligent community and that is reflected in many of its initiatives. However, the application process helped us step outside of local government and take a look at all the amazing things our community organizations, local schools, businesses, and more have been working on.

Through this process, we have gained a deeper connection and collaboration with the community. We will continue to strengthen this relationship as we drive the Smart City initiative together. This is absolutely a community effort, and we look forward to submitting the Top7 application, and to the continued collaboration beyond. We have a pattern and a vocabulary now, and are ready to set goals for the future and attain those goals as a community to position Hudson for the future."

– Paul Leedham, Chief Innovation Officer

What's Next

We are now working on compiling an application to apply for the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018. The application is due in January and the Top 7 will be announced in February. What projects are you working on that will benefit the community and Hudson? Let us know!

Press Release

Read more about Hudson's Smart21 Community designation in the press release.