9 Oct 2019 - A new ranking from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) focuses on how citizens perceive the scope and impact of efforts to make their cities ‘smart’.
The first edition of the Smart City Index 2019, created by the IMD World Competitiveness Center’s Smart City Observatory, in partnership with SUTD, ranks 102 cities worldwide.
The top 10 cities in the IMD Smart City Index 2019 are Singapore, Zurich, Oslo, Geneva, Copenhagen, Auckland, Taipei Citiy, Helsinki, Bilbao and Dusseldorf.
The researchers surveyed 120 residents, chosen at random, in each city. Each survey has 40 questions, mainly focused on infrastructure and technology and relating to health and safety, mobility, activities, opportunities for work and education, and governance.
Citizens were also asked about their attitudes to the use of personal data, facial recognition and overall trust in local authorities. A final question asked them to summarise the perceived priority areas out of 15 possible options.