11 Smart Cities You Didn’t Know About

Though smart city initiatives are global, a handful of them receives the bulk of attention. Here are several that also deserve praise. 

Smart city initiatives in major metropolitan areas in Europe and Asia seem to get the most recognition. Sure, sometimes a North American city like New York, Chicago, or Toronto gets mentioned in smart city contexts, but not nearly as often as, say Singapore, London, Tokyo, or Barcelona. But one of the themes of the Smart Cities, Regions & Communities guide from the U.S. Department of Commerce is that smart cities are truly global.

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