Smart City Scorecard
The Visionary Innovation Group’s Smart City Scorecard highlights city initiatives that demonstrate key trends and innovations within the Smart City movement. The goal is to provide an overview of the pursuits cities are undertaking to ensure the sustainability, cohesiveness, and comprehensiveness of their Smart City strategies. City governments and policy stakeholders will benefit from this study’s holistic examination of the foundational areas for Smart City development. Vendors and solution providers benefit from understanding the range of initiatives cities are undertaking, as well as from gaining a well-rounded view of Smart City facets.
To arrive at the cities profiled, the Smart City Scorecard examines 50 global cities through 2 Smart City filters: quantitative and qualitative. The quantitative filter considers indicators that gauge the effectiveness of Smart City initiatives by comparing current and past indicator measurements. These indicators are grouped into 4 categories: the circulation of goods and people, the quality of the lived environment, technology penetration level, and expansion of a knowledge economy. After quantitative filtering, the top 30 cities are assessed against VIG’s Smart City Maturity Model, which ranks cities on a 1 (ad hoc) to 5 (synergized) scale for governance, investment, data, Internet of Things (IoT) and platform, and business model maturity. The top 15 cities are then profiled within each of these maturity model areas, so that cities and vendors have a collection of initiatives that illustrate the perspective of leading Smart Cities. In addition, the study highlights innovative initiatives in each of the 8 Smart City verticals identified by Visionary Innovation: smart governance and education, smart energy, smart buildings, smart mobility, smart technology, smart infrastructure, smart healthcare, and smart citizens.
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