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The world’s top 21 smart cities 2020 list

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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.

Tallinn, Estonia

The world’s top 21 smart cities 2020 list, in alphabetical order, are:

  1. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  2. Binh Duong Smart City, Vietnam
  3. Chiayi City, Taiwan
  4. Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  5. Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  6. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  7. Hudson, Ohio, USA
  8. Issy les Moulineaux, France
  9. Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  10. Markham, Ontario, Canada
  11. Matsu, Taiwan
  12. Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  13. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  14. Prospect, South Australia, Australia
  15. Rochester, New York, USA
  16. Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
  17. Tallinn, Estonia
  18. Wellington, New Zealand
  19. Westerville, Ohio, USA
  20. Whanganui, New Zealand
  21. 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.

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