Smart Cities allows a collection of devices from power, lighting, HVAC, and many other systems to be remotely controlled for greater efficiency and utilization. Potentially there are billions of devices connected to the cloud and accessed by multiple sources including end user devices. As momentum for Smart Cities grows so does the communication requirements that needs to scale appropriately. New communication efforts like Wireless 5G claim they are needed to scale to Smart Cities needs. This panel discusses Smart Cities, progress and challenges, and also examines the communication needs attempting to determine where and if 5G technologies are needed for Smart Cities solutions.