In recent years, the City of Edmonton has gained international recognition for its Smart City efforts.

In 2020 Edmonton won an international Smart 50 Award in the category of Digital Transformation from Smart Cities Connect. The City created advanced artificial intelligence software to predict whether builders will pass low-risk inspection types while enabling the City to automatically pass inspections for builders with a good track record. This reduces red tape by the City, frees personnel to inspect higher risk projects and shortens timelines for builders.

Previous recognitions also include: