The IBM Smarter Cities Challenge contributes the skills and expertise of top IBM talent to address the critical challenges facing cities around the world. They do this by putting teams on the ground for three weeks to work closely with city leaders and deliver recommendations on how to make the city smarter and more effective. Over the past five years, 132 cities have been selected to receive grants. The Smarter Cities Challenge is the largest philanthropic initiative belonging to IBM, with contributions valued at more than $66 million to date. You can read the advisory report here .