The city of New York has been chosen as the Best Smart City of 2016 by the jury of the sixth edition of the Global Smart City Awards, announced at the Smart City Expo World Congress to recognize the most outstanding initiatives and projects in the urban innovation and transformation industry. The other two awards - best project and Innovative Global South - have been given to the Austrian company Aspern Smart City Research GmbH & Co. KG and the Kenyan company Microclinic Technologies, respectively.
The NYC Strategy for Building to Smart + Equitable City initiative promoted by Mayor De Blasio's team has earned the award for the Best Smart City of 2016. The ambitious plan to make the Big Apple a global benchmark for smart technologies is based on four fundamental pillars: Link NYC, to expand connectivity among citizens; Marketplace.nyc and UrbanTech NYC to grow the innovation economy ecosystem, a program for piloting and making informed solutions about scaling smart technologies and finally a strategy for the responsible deployment of connected devices and IoT implementation. The good results yielded by the protocols launched by New York have meant a total of 20 cities adopting them.Read Complete Article