08 Nov '17, 7am

Why Singapore is a much smarter city than Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been ranked 68th in a global smart city index – way behind its main rival Singapore, which came in second. Despite recent efforts by the government to make the city smarter, Hong Kong scored poorly in several factors including transport and mobility, sustainability, innovative economy, digitisation, and experts’ perception. The city also lost out for its lack of car-sharing services, such as Uber, and the low level of “citizen participation”, sitting at fifth from bottom in both categories. Copenhagen topped the list in the 2017 Smart City Index , compiled by Swedish firm EasyPark, which provides smart parking solutions. Drawing data from the UN and the European Commission, researchers analysed more than 500 cities worldwide on 19 factors. Hong Kong scored 5.29, compared with 8.24 for the Danish capital, 7.83 for Singapore and 7.82 for Stockholm, which was ra...

Full article: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/211893...

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