Chengdu, China

2010 challenge

Two successive teams of IBMers worked with the City of Chengdu. The first team worked very closely with city leaders in a number of strategic areas including cross government transformation, program management, architecture and other key project areas. The second team considered the city's goal of achieving Garden City status, a 50-year approach that balances the development of a competitive business environment while sustaining the natural environment and quality of life of its citizens. The goal of this process is to integrate the needs of both urban and rural communities. The team focused on three areas — food safety, education and telecommunications. In its final report to the city, the team developed a plan for an innovative use of an integrated "cloud" delivery service.