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Smart City Strategy Index 2019: Vienna ranked at first place

For the second time in a row
  • March 30, 2019 17:00, 1911 impressions
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Vienna won again in a global comparison of smart city strategies against 152 major cities. This happens for the second time in a row. Second in the ranking is another European city - London; the city of St. Albert in Canada holds the third place. The number of cities with a clear Smart City strategy has almost doubled in the past two years, rising from 87 to 153. However, 90% of these cities still do not have an integrated Smart City strategy. Even then, strategy is only the first step – it’s the implementation that really matters.

Vienna ranked first because of its integrated framework strategy and innovative solutions for mobility, the environment, education, healthcare and public administration, as well as a system to monitor the progress of the individual projects. Vienna scores well on its advanced e-health offerings, and is the first city in the German-speaking world to offer open public data. Vienna has also introduced a standardized monitoring system for all its Smart City projects. Every single part is coordinated by the central Smart City Agency – a unit that pools technical expertise and promotes links between the city administration, research, business and industry.

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Source: Smart City Wien