About Us

Dr. James CaldwellDr. William Kao, and Mr. Richard Wong are a coalition of partners and pioneers working on developing smart cities in the San Francisco Bay Area.


 ‘A Smart City’ is a city that uses integrated information and communication technology to support the economic, social and environmental goals of the community.
This development starts at the neighborhood level and can only be achieved through:

The core elements of this neighborhood development include:


Mission Statement

The mission of the non-profit organization Smart City CA USA is to harness the vast amount of untapped resources in our neighborhoods in order to more efficiently develop programs for the betterment of those communities and their citizens.

The goal is to use technology and data to improve governmental efficiencies and service delivery, as well as to improve the of life for all its residents.quality 

One of SMART CITY CA USA’s primary goals is to unify the Neighborhood Leadership Council, United Neighborhoods and the individual Neighborhood Commissions in order to develop an emergency / disaster preparedness program, starting at the neighborhood level, throughout the 10 districts in San José.

Partnering with local business entities in order to secure corporate funding will be a core component in the organization’s strategy to achieve it’s short term goals and long term purpose of energizing and efficiently developing our neighborhoods and communities with the welfare of all citizens in mind.

About Richard Wong

Richard Wong

I am a husband, father, proud Delmas Park resident and a local business owner with a multi-cultural worldview and multi-lingual skills – I have lived and worked all around the globe and speak English, Chinese and Spanish. Over the years I’ve had the honor and good pleasure to do volunteer work for a number of different neighborhood organizations including San José’s District 3 Community Council and the Delmas Park Neighborhood Association. I’ve also worked directly with Division Managers from Mayor Sam Liccardo‘s office and, more recently, I am proud to have taken a seat on the board of ACT for Mental Health.

I feel very strongly all of these endeavors are key components in building on our collective / shared vision for better communities, keeping our streets and children safe, and helping San José maintain the title of being one of the “safest big cities in America”.  Many of my neighbors and friends have come to know me as an ambassador / liaison with a drive, passion and goal to unite our communities. I am happy to share Mayor Liccardo’s vision and backing of the initiative for San José to be a “Smart City’” run by a “Smart Government” and I feel revitalized and vigorus Earthquake and Community Emergency Preparedness Programs are another important part of realizing that goal.




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