World Smart City Awards 2017

The World Smart City Awards seek to reward pioneering projects, ideas and strategies that promote sustainable urban development around the globe. The unprecedented number of proposals received this year, 309 entries from 58 countries around the world, make it one of the biggest yet.

World Smart City Awards Winners

Here are the Winners for the 2017 World Smart City Awards! Their initiatives have been selected for their feasibility, innovation and the impact they have or will have on the future of our cities.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Amsterdam Circular Innovation Program
City of Amsterdam - Amsterdam - Netherlands
 
MOBILITY
Easy Urban Mobility: Towards the Digital World
SEAT - Barcelona - Spain
 
SAFE CITY
Smart Wuhan IoT and Big Data Reality
ZTE Corporation - Shenzhen - China
 
DATA&TECHNOLOGY
Royal Comission Smart City Project
The Royal Commission for Yanbu (RCY) - Yanbu - Saudi Arabia
 
CITY
Dubai Blockchain Initiative: The First Smart City on the Blockchain
Dubai Smart Office - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
 
PROJECT
Food Care Program
Buenos Aires City - Buenos Aires - Argentina
 
INNOVATIVE IDEA
Marketplace.city – Helping Government Innovators Make Cities Smarter
Marketplace.city - Chicago - United States of America
 
Amsterdam Circular Innovation Program
City of Amsterdam - Amsterdam - Netherlands
Amsterdam is developing a circular economy policy at the city level integrating different fields: local production of sustainable and seasonal food, local production of electricity, reduction of the use of fuel and improvement of the recycling chain waste cycle.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The award for the most innovative and successful projects that are already being implemented, and developed in the circular economy field.

Easy Urban Mobility: Towards the Digital World
SEAT - Barcelona - Spain
This is a new mobility concept that puts shared and connected mobility services at its core. It incorporates the scope of car sharing and the possibilities afforded by the sharing economy, while aligning with the undergoing digital transformation process.

MOBILITY

The award for the most innovative and successful projects that are already being implemented, and developed in the mobility field.

Smart Wuhan IoT and Big Data Reality
ZTE Corporation - Shenzhen - China
This project consists in building a unified wireless government service network providing secure and reliable broadband and a dedicated wireless data transmission channel. It also involves building an Urban Big Data, a Wuhan on the Cloud platform and Smart industrial Applications in the mobility sector.

SAFE CITY

The award for the most innovative and successful projects that are already being implemented, and developed in the safe cities field.

Royal Comission Smart City Project
The Royal Commission for Yanbu (RCY) - Yanbu - Saudi Arabia
This Smart City project aiming to improve citizens' quality of life involves deploying a new fibre network, building a Smart lighting control system, improving the mobility system, creating a big data platform, and developing an Integrated Communication Platform (ICP).

DATA & TECHNOLOGY

The award for the most innovative and successful projects that are already being implemented, and developed in the data & technology field.

Dubai Blockchain Initiative: The First Smart City on the Blockchain
Dubai Smart Office - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
This project aims to adopt Blockchain Technology at the Dubai city scale therefore leading global thinking on this topic. It involves implementing blockchain technology in applicable government services and supporting the creation of a blockchain industry empowering start-ups and businesses.

CITY

Awarding Cities that demonstrate strategies, initiatives and policies that are established and have been developed for their citizens.

Food Care Program
Buenos Aires City - Buenos Aires - Argentina
This Food Care Program launched by the Buenos Aires City Government aims to implement a sustainable food policy. The project works towards raising community awareness on food waste and changing food consumption patterns by implementing recycling initiatives and providing training in schools.

PROJECT

The award for the most innovative and successful projects that are already being implemented, and developed in any specific urban development area.

Marketplace.city – Helping Government Innovators Make Cities Smarter
Marketplace.city - Chicago - United States of America
Marketplace.city is a platform allowing public sector innovators to find, research and implement new technological solutions. The platform focuses on city needs and outcomes, recommending relevant products, solutions and case studies implemented in other cities.

INNOVATIVE IDEA

The award for concepts that contributes to the successful transformation of our cities in order to achieve sustainable integrated development, that are in any stage of development and that are particularly remarkable for their innovative approach.

The World Smart City Awards finalists

Check out the finalists for the World Smart City Awards 2017

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