Smart Cities and Digital Governance

Recent Projects:

Smart & Sustainable Urban Infrastructure and Equity in Communities (2017-2022)

S&CC-IRG Track 1: Connecting The Smart-City Paradigm With A Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Systems Framework To Advance Equity In Communities.

Shekhar, Shashi (PI), Ramaswami, Anu (Co-PI), Merwade, Venkatesh (Co-PI), Marshall, Julian (Co-PI), & Tang, Tian (Co-PI). (Sep 2017–Aug 2022).

Funded by National Science Foundation. Total award $2,500,000.

Community Partners:


  1. Lee, H. (2022). Public Service Delivery on Mobile Apps: Factors of Diversification and Coproduction. International Journal of Public Administration, 1-13.
  2. Gao, X., Canfield, C., Tang, T., Hill, H., Higman, M., & Cornwell, J. (2022). Encouraging Voluntary Government Action via a Solar-Friendly Designation Program to Promote Solar Energy in the U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(11).
  3. Tong, K., Ramaswami, A., Xu, C. K., Feiock, R., Schmitz, P., & Ohlsen, M. (2021). Measuring social equity in urban energy use and interventions using fine-scale data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences118(24).
  4. Annis, C., Hou, J., & Tang, T. (2021). Perceptions, motivators, and barriers of using city management applications among citizens: a focus group approach. Information Technology & People. doi:10.1108/ITP-03-2020-0148
  5. Xu, K., & Tang, T. (2020). Closing the Gap or Widening the Divide: The Impacts of Technology-Enabled Coproduction on Equity in Public Service Delivery. Public Administration Review, 80(6), 962-975. doi:10.1111/puar.13222