Launch of Smart City Index 2020 by IMD and SUTD

The Institute for Management Development (IMD), in collaboration with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), has released the 2020 Smart City Index, with key findings on how technology is playing a role in the COVID-19 era in a way that is likely to remain. The Smart City Index ranks cities based on economic and technological data, as well as by their citizens’ perceptions of how “smart” their cities are.

Hundreds of citizens from 109 cities were surveyed in April and May 2020 and asked questions on the technological provisions of their city across five key areas: health and safety, mobility, activities, opportunities and governance.

The top ten smart cities 2020: Singapore (1st), Helsinki (2nd), Zurich (3rd), Auckland (4th), Oslo (5th), Copenhagen (6th), Geneva (7th), Taipei (8th), Armsterdam (9th), New York (10th).

In conjunction with the launch, an online webinar was organised to discuss the findings from the Index and how Singapore managed issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar featured guest speakers such as Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative), Jan Vapaavuori (Mayor of Helsinki), Prof Arturo Bris (Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center) and Bruno Lanvin (President of the Smart City Observatory). The session was moderated by Prof Chan Heng Chee, Chair of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at SUTD. To view this webinar, please click here.

Please refer to this link for more information on the Smart City Index 2020.

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