Shanghai elected Good Metropolis of 2020 at Good Metropolis Reside
A complete of seven awards had been introduced on the main worldwide sensible cities summit
The town of Shanghai (China) was chosen because the Good Metropolis of 2020 throughout Good Metropolis Reside, the 2020 digital version of the Good Metropolis Expo World Congress, the main worldwide occasion for sensible cities organized by Fira de Barcelona, Throughout the awards ceremony this afternoon. The brand new Covid-19 Innovation class has been awarded to Werkit (US) for a undertaking to enhance work in Zambia. Municipality (China), Siemens and Microsoft, Pantonium Inc. (Canada), Zencity’s (Israel) and the Authorities of the State of Alagoas (Brazil), respectively. The World Good Metropolis Awards are offered yearly to acknowledge probably the most excellent initiatives and tasks within the city innovation and transformation business.
The Shanghai Good Metropolis Plan (2016-2020), at the moment in its remaining yr of implementation, awarded the Chinese language metropolis the 2020 Metropolis Award. Centered on the event of a variety of assets, together with the deployment of intensive digital infrastructure, e-government providers, a Metropolis mind and the combination of knowledge expertise and business. The strategic goals of the Plan and its present achievements had been central within the jury’s determination.
Below the identify of Good Shanghai – Individuals-centric sensible metropolis, The undertaking envisioned the deployment of the digital infrastructure essential to change into the primary “Twin Gigabit” metropolis, reaching full 5G protection within the metropolis heart and likewise reaching 99% Gigabit fiber protection within the metropolis. As well as, the e-government initiative has succeeded in turning into a great tool for its residents and has registered over 14.56 million customers out of a complete inhabitants of over 24 million.
Cities in opposition to the pandemic
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been significantly harsh in city areas around the globe, however the world response and demonstrated resilience has prompted Good Metropolis Reside to incorporate a particular Covid-19 innovation award this yr. On this new class, the winner is the Revolutionary variations to the “ future of labor ” as a part of the International Digital Market undertaking that the American firm Werkit has designed for Zambia. The undertaking permits distant entry to digital jobs within the African nation and gives digital banking providers, expertise development help and a digital neighborhood of assist to younger sub-Saharan individuals who have suffered from rising unemployment charges. and low wages because of the affect of COVID-19[FEMININE[FEMININE
The award in the Enabling Technologies category was presented to the Shenzen Government Services Data Bureau Digital City – Technology makes a better city initiative, aimed at improving the city’s livelihood services and city governance capacities in order to become a modern, international and innovation-based city. Among the actions undertaken are the strengthening of the digital infrastructure, free WLAN coverage in public spaces, epidemic prevention management and intelligent policing.
In the Urban Environment section, the winner is the Mindsphere city graphic platform by Microsoft and Siemens. The City Graph enables contextual integration and analysis within cities, neighborhoods or campuses. The platform builds digital twins of real entities in a city and optimizes city operations step by step, using IoT and advanced analytics..
The Mobilty Award went to Pantonium Inc. The Toronto-based company designed a software solution capable of converting a city’s entire transit fleet into a flexible on-demand service. Drivers are guided through one optimal stop at a time, and users request rides to and from any transit stop in the area. The solution has already been tested on fixed route overnight buses in Belleville, Ontario (Canada) recording increases in passengers and reducing vehicle mileage.
The winner in the Governance and Economy category is Zencity (Israel) Data-driven decision-making tool for local governments. Using advanced artificial intelligence, the platform helps local governments make data-driven decisions based on the needs and priorities of their communities, collecting and analyzing millions of anonymous and aggregated data points from community feedback.
The last category, Living & Inclusion, the jury selected the New Life in the Grotas: Evidence-Based Slum Improvement and Urban Development developed in Maceió (Brazil) by the government of the State of Alagoas. The program combines interventions in vulnerable institutions with an emphasis on mobility, public spaces and housing, and strategic actions to strengthen public policies through the production, use and systematization of tabular and spatial data.
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