25.2 C
Kuala Lumpur
Monday, February 26, 2024
HomeNewsShanghai is the world’s smartest city – again

Shanghai is the world’s smartest city – again

Date:

Related stories

Achieving Project Success: Best Practices in Construction Project Management

Construction project management is a complex and challenging task...

Setia Miracca | Penang Property Talk

Setia Miracca Setia Mericca, an affordable housing development by Kay...

The Benefits of Agile Methodology in Construction Project Management

The construction industry is known for its complexity and...

Energy Commission, TNB raids uncover bitcoin mining operations in Hijauan Hills

Energy Commission, TNB raids uncover bitcoin mining operations in...

PDC to offer maximum 60-year lease for BKIP 3 land

The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) will lease industrial land to...
Shanghai is the smartest city for a second year (photo: Wikipedia)
Shanghai is the smartest city for a second year (photo: Wikipedia)

Juniper, which specialises in the “sustainability and IoT market”, has ranked Shanghai at number one for smartness for the second year running.

New York is in second place, followed by Toronto, Seoul and Shenzen.

Juniper Research ranks cities ervey year based on an evaluation of a variety of different ‘smart’ city characteristics, including transport and infrastructure, energy and lighting, city management and technology, and ‘urban connectivity’ – also known as street layout.

Among the factors making Shanghai the smartest city in 2023 is its Suishenban Citizen Cloud, which provides access for over 1,000 different services for its residents.

 Around 10 million people – half the city’s population – use the cloud system to register births and marriages and access social security, medical treatment, legal services and transport.

The system also allows the Chinese government to keep an eye on what its citizens are up to.

Shanghai was also rated highly for its strong deployment of 5G, and its use of innovative technologies including digital twins. The leading cities in this ranking have all rolled out services that are effectively harnessing data and connectivity to “improve citizen experiences,” said Juniper. 

Research co-author Nick Maynard said: “Shanghai has taken a joined-up approach to data, building not only a robust and all-encompassing data platform but also the connectivity to underpin every aspect of this.

“This joined-up approach is the biggest takeaway for rival cities wanting to emulate Shanghai’s achievements and should be a part of any smart city initiative to ensure success.”

Got a story? Email news@theconstructionindex.co.uk

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here