Four American cities have been recognized among the world’s top 21 smart cities. Hudson, OH; Philadelphia, PA; Rochester, NY; and the city of Westerville, OH have won places among ‘Smart21’, administered by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a global think tank.
Each year it selects the 21 communities, from its membership of 180, which best demonstrate the forum’s mission and are deemed most ready for the 21st century.
The world’s top 21 smart cities 2020 list, in alphabetical order, are:
- Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Binh Duong Smart City, Vietnam
- Chiayi City, Taiwan
- Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
- Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Hudson, Ohio, USA
- Issy les Moulineaux, France
- Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
- Markham, Ontario, Canada
- Matsu, Taiwan
- Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Prospect, South Australia, Australia
- Rochester, New York, USA
- Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Westerville, Ohio, USA
- Whanganui, New Zealand
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Communities from 10 countries have been selected in the 2020 Smart21 list, based on quantitative and qualitative data, evaluated against a framework that looks at initiatives around broadband, the knowledge workforce, innovation, digital equality, sustainability and advocacy.
The world’s top 21 smart cities represent the best models of economic, social and cultural development in the digital age.