Launch of Smart City Index by IMD and SUTD 

The IMD World Competitiveness Centre’s Smart City Observatory, in partnership with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), are proud to present the first edition of the Smart City Index 2019 (SCI), which includes a global index of 102 cities.

The first global index of smart cities of its kind, the SCI is unique in its focus on how citizens perceive the extent and impact of efforts to make their cities ‘smart’. The Index thus provides a balanced focus on “economic and technological aspects” and “humane dimensions” of smart cities.

In this first edition, the top ten cities are: Singapore (1st), Zurich (2nd), Oslo (3rd), Geneva (4th), Copenhagen (5th), Auckland (6th), Taipei (7th), Helsinki (8th), Bilbao (9th) and Dusseldorf (10th).

Smart Cities Index 2019 follows the release of Sixteen Shades of Smart, a book of sixteen case studies of smart cities at different stages of development. The book provides an internationally diverse basis of experience, with the purpose of enhancing the realism and pertinence of the model underpinning the Index.

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