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    Two Australian cities among world’s ‘smartest’

    Nicholas Rider

    A new study reveals that Melbourne and Sydney are among the top 20 ‘smart cities’ in the world.

    According to EasyPark’s Smart City Index 2017, Melbourne is considered the 10th smartest city in the world, while Sydney ranked at number 12.

    To create the index, EasyPark studied over 500 cities worldwide, looking at countries with very high and medium development, as defined by the Human Development Index. They also looked at those cities which appear on the UN prosperity list and the European Commission’s Digital City Index.

    These cities were then analysed using 19 factors relating to smart cities to determine the final list of 100.

    The 19 factors included smart parking; car sharing services; traffic; public transport; clean energy; smart building; waste disposal; environment protection; citizen participation; digitalisation of government; urban planning; education; business ecosystem; 4G LTE; internet speed; Wi-Fi hotspots; smartphone penetration; living standard; and how the city is becoming smarter.     

    Coming out on top of the list was Copenhagen, Denmark, followed by Singapore, and Stockholm, Sweden.

    View the top 20 smartest cities below:

    1. Denmark, Copenhagen
    2. Singapore, Singapore
    3. Stockholm, Sweden
    4. Zurich, Switzerland
    5. Boston, United States
    6. Tokyo, Japan
    7. San Francisco, United States
    8. Amsterdam, Netherlands
    9. Geneva, Switzerland
    10. Melbourne, Australia 
    11. Vancouver, Canada
    12. Sydney, Australia 
    13. Berlin, Germany
    14. Hamburg, Germany
    15. Gothenburg, Sweden
    16. Montreal, Canada
    17. London, United Kingdom
    18. Tel Aviv, Israel
    19. Paris, France
    20. Toronto, Canada  
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