The winners of the 2016 World Smart City Awards
After an unprecedented number of entries this year, the winners have been selected for their cutting-edge initiatives that resolve urban challenges and benefit cities and their citizens.
The winners were announced on November 16th in a ceremony that attracted an audience of more than 1,000 key public and private decision makers, )providing an excellent opportunity to gain prestige and visibility).
The World Smart City Awards finalists!
The high level of entries from more than 40 countries around the world was phenomenal and made sure the judges didn't have an easy task in choosing the winners.
The following are the finalists for each of the 3 categories for the World Smart City Awards 2016.
Innovative Global South Award Finalists
The new award this year looks at innovative ideas that address pressing global challenges located in the Global South (Asia, Africa and Latin America).
Smart City Bhubaneswar: Achieving Social Equity through New Urbanism in Action
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. Bhubaneswar- INDIA
Bhubaneswar's Smart City proposal focuses on developing a model for achieving social equity by placing children at the center of its transformation building upon the New Urban Agenda's three-legged approach- local fiscal systems, urban planning, and basic services and infrastructure.
Transforming healthcare through hospital and clinic digitization and telemedicine
MicroClinic Technologies. Nairobi- KENYA
We are providing a digital health system (HIS) and enabling remote consultations and doctor training through video conferencing. We address the poor quality of care, the lack of health experts, large distances citizens travel to get care, and inefficiency in collecting health data.
ZENATA - Human-scale for a new eco and smart city in Morocco. An innovative model for Africa
Socièté d'aménagement Zenata (SAZ). Mohammedia – MOROCCO
Development of a new city with a human scale based on eco and smart city models through innovation and sustainable development. A project for the region and the country for the benefit of both present and future generations and aiming to become a reference for the entire African continent.
Project Award Finalists
The award for projects that are already being implemented, and are benefitting inhabitants in a specific smart city area.
Medellin River Parks urban planning project
Corporación Amigos Parques del Río Medelín. Medellín – COLOMBIA
The project is a mean to plan the city through urban redevelopment, environmental restoration and social fabric construction. Bringing back the river to the citizens as the main structure of the urban ecosystem, optimizing its role as central corridor for mobility and creating quality public spaces.
Smart Shenyang unified platform Project
Shenyang Big Data Administration. Shenyang – CHINA
As core foundation for constructing the project, the platform is aimed at integrating a city's data, making the data open access and serving every walk of life in the city, to enable traditional industries to steadily develop towards the Internet+ era and support the emerging industries development.
City Award Finalists
Awarding Cities that demonstrate strategies, initiatives and policies that are established and have been developed for their citizens.
Reimagining Pune to become India's most livable city
Pune Municipal Corporation. Pune – INDIA
Detailed city profile of Pune and largest ever citizen engagement in India formed the basis of the proposal. Pan city solutions were developedfor maximum impact and local area solutions were designed for replicability. Puneranked 2nd in India's Smart Cities Challenge to winfunding of Rs. 1000 crs.
Seoul, the Global Digital Capital and City of Digital Social Innovation
Seoul Metropolitan Government. Seoul – REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Seoul is a city of Digital Social Innovation, which empowers its citizens to come up with solutions to urban problems by making data publically available. Based on strong public-private-people partnership, Seoul transforms citizens' suggestions into data and uses it to make effective policies.
Smart Tourism Leads Smart City Construction and Promotes Silk Road Tourism Development
Dunhuang Smart Tourism Company. Jiuquan – CHINA
In Dunhuang, service capability and city governance are insufficient for peak seasons. Therefore, Smart Tourism in desert areas is constructed to improve service quality in peak seasons and attract more tourists in off seasons, promoting city governance and sustainable economic growth.