Cities of the future – a global index

Easypark is launching today a database index of the smartest and most sustainable cities in the world. Cities of the future identifies the cities most able to adopt new technical solutions, in order to create a more sustainable urban and living environment for their inhabitants. As a leading company in the field of parking technologies, Easypark has a deep understanding of the importance of new technologies for communities and how they can help make city life simpler and more sustainable. The index shows which smart cities around the world are leading technological development and therefore can be considered the cities of the future.

– It is interesting to see models of development within continents and continents. Although Europe’s metropolitan areas score high in the various size categories, the study shows that Scandinavian cities rank particularly well, and it is clear that these countries are at the forefront when it comes to news. technologies. If we consider agglomerations with between 600,000 and 3 million inhabitants, half of the 10 best-ranked cities are Scandinavian. This also applies to cities of 50,000 to 600,000 inhabitants, where 90 percent of the top-ranked cities are located. It is obvious that the Scandinavian countries are doing everything they can to offer their citizens a sustainable and dynamic urban environment, says Johan Birgersson, CEO of Easypark Group.

How the study was conducted

The study began by assessing thousands of cities around the world and identifying those that are leading the way in implementing new technologies. Based on the observation that cities face different challenges depending on their size, the study was divided into three categories: 1) metropolitan areas with more than 3 million inhabitants, 2) between 600,000 and 3 million inhabitants and 3) between 50,000 and 600,000 inhabitants. The results show the 50 smartest and most sustainable cities in the world in each category.

The study focuses on the determining factors that determine how technically advanced and sustainable a city is and rates metropolitan areas accordingly. This is based on data from sources such as the World Bank, The Economist, the International Monetary Fund and The Lancet. To analyze the degree of innovation of each city, four zones are mapped.

First, the digital life in each city is studied by analyzing the extent of the use of technology among the population, government and in the healthcare sector. The study also examines the reputation and merits of institutions that offer technical education in each metropolitan area.

Subsequently, the study focuses on innovation in mobility. It examines to what extent innovative parking solutions exist in each city, the overall traffic management system, including public transport, and to what extent the city transport is environmentally friendly.

After that, the information infrastructure of each city is mapped. Here, the level of business innovation, the existence of Internet payments and the quality of the city’s Internet connection are assessed.

Finally, the environmental impact and sustainability are assessed. This is done by mapping the use of renewable energies, the number of environmentally friendly buildings, waste management and overall adaptation and responsibility for climate change.

Results (see the full index here: www.easyparkgroup.com/studies/cities-of-the-future/se/)

Listed here the largest cities in the world with a population of over 3 million inhabitants. In summary, these cities are the best at using technology to create a more sustainable urban and living environment for their residents.

  1. London, United Kingdom 100.00
  2. New York, United States 95.84
  3. San Francisco, US 94.43
  4. Singapore, Singapore 94.21
  5. Berlin, Germany 92.58
  6. Rotterdam, Netherlands 91.44
  7. Seattle, United States 90.40
  8. Seoul, South Korea 87.50
  9. Washington DC, United States 86.77
  10. Manchester, UK 85.34

Listed here the first medium and small cities in the world. In summary, these cities are the best at using technology to create a more sustainable urban and living environment for their residents.

Population between 600,000 and 3 million

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark 100.00
  2. Stockholm, Sweden 99.84
  3. Oslo, Norway 98.48
  4. Amsterdam, Netherlands 96.57
  5. Zurich, Switzerland 94.04
  6. Gothenburg, Sweden 88.93
  7. Helsinki, Finland 87.92
  8. Boston, United States 84.65
  9. Utrecht, The Netherlands 83.13
  10. Edinburgh, United Kingdom 79.82

Population between 50,000 and 600,000 inhabitants

  1. Lund, Sweden 100.00
  2. Stavanger, Norway 88.75
  3. Espoo, Finland 88.07
  4. Malmö, Sweden 87.49
  5. Aalborg, Denmark 87.09
  6. Aarhus, Denmark 86.88
  7. Trondheim, Norway 85.25
  8. Bergen, Norway 84.77
  9. Porvoo, Finland 81.35
  10. Cambridge, UK 81.17

Here is a list of top ranked major cities (population over 3 million), in the field of renewable energies. The higher the score, the higher the use of renewable energy sources.

  1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 100.00
  2. Seattle, United States 91.96
  3. Montreal, Canada 85.62
  4. Toronto, Canada 85.62
  5. Santiago, Chile 77.06
  6. San Diego, United States 74.92
  7. San Francisco, United States 74.92
  8. Los Angeles, United States 74.92
  9. Berlin, Germany 72.95
  10. Cologne (Cologne-Bonn region), Germany 72.95

Stockholm is ranked 4th out of 50 for the use of renewable energy, among medium-sized cities with between 600,000 and 3 million inhabitants.

Here are the big cities (population of more than 3 million inhabitants) which are listed there people are most likely to adopt technology. The higher the score, the faster they adopt new technologies.

  1. San Francisco, United States 100.00
  2. New York, United States 93.62
  3. Seoul, South Korea 91.33
  4. Washington DC, United States 90.92
  5. Berlin, Germany 89.82
  6. Seattle, US 89.55
  7. Atlanta, United States 89.29
  8. Miami, United States 89.05
  9. Singapore, Singapore 88.98
  10. Toronto, Canada 88.69

Stockholm is ranked 3rd out of 50 for the propensity of the population to adopt new technologies, among medium-sized cities with between 600,000 and 3 million inhabitants.

Here is a list of major cities in the world (population over 3 million) that are the best in parking innovation. The higher the score, the more developed the parking ecosystem.

  1. London, United Kingdom 100.00
  2. Manchester, United Kingdom 94.63
  3. Berlin, Germany 92.42
  4. Paris, France 91.31
  5. Tokyo, Japan 87.34
  6. Rotterdam, The Netherlands 86.00
  7. San Francisco, United States 85.59
  8. Barcelona, ​​Spain 84.95
  9. Madrid, Spain 84.30
  10. Cologne (Cologne-Bonn region), Germany 83.77

Stockholm is ranked 5th out of 50 for parking innovation, among mid-sized cities with between 600,000 and 3 million inhabitants.

– Many governments are redoubling their efforts to fight against climate change and often these initiatives are launched in the big cities then relayed in the countryside. Many of the top-ranked cities in ‘Cities of the Future’ receive high marks for their high electric car penetration and low carbon emissions, and as cities continue to grow, mobility is playing an increasing role. important in the daily life of people. The world is facing major challenges due to climate change, and it is clear that the most technologically advanced cities in the world have already put in place services and solutions to make city life simpler and more sustainable. For example, by optimizing the flow of traffic and simplifying mobility, says Johan Birgersson, CEO of Easypark Group.

About “Cities of the future”
The computerized world ranking “Cities of the Future” was produced by the analysis and communication company Sweet Spot on behalf of the Easypark Group. The study identifies the cities in the world that make the best use of technology to create a more sustainable urban and living environment for their inhabitants, and is based on a total of 14 factors of entrepreneurship, social and sustainable development. The results are presented in a list of the top 150 cities in the world, based on their total scores and the availability of comparable data. Read more here: www.easyparkgroup.com/studies/cities-of-the-future/se/

For more information:
Louise Ekman, Group Communication and Public Relations Manager
louise.ekman@easypark.net / +46 70 5222 117

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Press release Easypark 20211013 – Cities of the future – a global index

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