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Singapore tops Smart City Index for second year running

Singapore tops Smart City Index for second year running

18/9/2020 1:08:00 PM

Singapore tops Smart City Index for second year running

Singapore has topped the Smart City Index for the second year running, with the team behind the ranking noting that cities heading the list had handled the Covid-19 pandemic better. This year's rankings took into account how 109 cities tapped technology in a lasting way to...

"The Government was in position to provide adequate compensation to those losing out and did this wisely."The survey findings noted that a central pillar of Singapore's success has been its"resilience and promptness when confronted with the unexpected challenges brought by the pandemic".

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IMD said:"As an example, over 77 per cent of the sample surveyed agreed that information was clear and easy to access concerning the clarity and easiness of access to information on government decisions."Prof Bris said cities with better technology have managed the pandemic better but added:"Smart cities are not the solution, but technology helps."

The index, which ranks cities by economic and technological data, was published by IMD in partnership with the Singapore University of Technology and Design. It took into account citizens' perceptions of how"smart" their cities are.The team surveyed 120 residents in each city on their ideas of two pillars - structures, referring to existing infrastructure; and technology, in terms of the technological provisions and services available to citizens.

Singapore is one of two Asian cities in the top 10, with Taipei moving down a notch to eighth place. Read more: The New Paper »

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