A new report that ranks cities around the world when it comes to smart development and use of technology to help their cities puts the major international hubs of Singapore, Seoul and London first, second and third.
(TNS) — A new report that ranks cities around the world when it comes to smart development and use of technology to help their cities puts the major international hubs of
More than 230 cities were evaluated by the institute for the study, which looks at the role played by city governments as a driver for what it calls smart development in terms of deploying technology in their cities along with efforts to help residents use that technology.
Columbus scores so well in large part because it won the Smart City competition in 2016.
That win came with a $40 million grant from the
Smart Columbus, a collaboration of the city and the
The report credits the city with a having a clear smart city vision.
"This clarity and alignment between a city-level vision and projects is often lacking in other smart city plans," the report noted.
The report also praised the city for using the grants to leverage money from throughout the region to support projects in Columbus.
"This is an area in which other smart cities often face difficulty and hence initiatives launched are often unsustainable or unsuccessful," the report said.
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