Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018

Bologna Italy's 'smartest' city, says survey


Bologna, October 29 - A survey released on Monday
rated the Emilia-Romagna city Bologna as the "smartest in
The iCity rating conducted by thinktank Forum Pa in
preparation for the kick-off of the Smart City Exhibition 2012
said that out of the 103 province capitals, Bologna excelled in
over 100 intelligence indicators.
Factors used to measure the cities' smarts included city
governance, the economy, mobility, the environment, social
capital and quality of life.
Smart cities are those that respond to the needs of the
citizens, are "more inclusive and more liveable," said the
Parma and Trento ranked directly below Bologna, as did
Florence, Milan, Ravenna, Genoa, Reggio-Emilia, Venice and Pisa,
all in the top ten.
Italy's southern cities ranked low on the list, the
highest being the Puglia city of Lecce at 54 and Basilicata town
of Matera in 58th place.
Landing at the bottom of the rating were Caltanissetta and
Enna in Sicily and Crotone in Calabria.
"The ranking should not be seen as the final destination,
but a point of departure," giving cities something to work
towards, researcher Gianni Dominici, general manager of Forum Pa

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