This city has been called the “smartest” in the world. It is located in Europe

This city has been called the "smartest" in the world.  It is located in Europe

A unique title was assigned to the European city. Interestingly, it was named “smartest” for the fifth year in a row.

Every year, various city rankings are published, which are often used by tourists planning their trips. We can be inspired by the list of the cheapest, most beautiful or… “smartest” towns. Which place received this honorable title this year? A European city topped the list.

The “smartest” city in the world

The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) recently published its index of smart or “smartest” cities, covering as many as 142 locations from around the world. The list was prepared based on economic and technological progress and factors such as sustainable development, inclusiveness and quality of life.

For the fifth year in a row, the honorable title went to the Swiss city of Zurich. It was followed by Oslo and Canberra in Australia.

From groundbreaking smart grids and futuristic 3D maps to sustainable energy solutions and an expanding public transport network, Zurich remains at the forefront of digital transformation, setting a new standard for urban living. But the Swiss city is not only a global innovation center. It also ranks high in the rankings of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Surrounded by a stunning panorama of mountains, magnificent lakes and tranquil rivers, Zurich offers an abundance of natural, historical and cultural attractions for residents and visitors alike. In the heart of Zurich lies the old town of Altstadt with its cobbled streets, cozy bars, exclusive boutiques and medieval cathedrals. The city is also home to over 70 parks and gardens and an impressive 150 galleries and museums, including the famous Kunsthaus Zurich and the Swiss National Museum. To truly appreciate Zurich's splendor, stroll along the Limmat River, take a scenic boat ride on Lake Zurich, or climb the Uetliberg Mountain for sweeping views of the city.

What cities were appreciated in the ranking beyond the top three?

Smart cities 2024

In addition to Zurich, Oslo and Canberra, the list includes: Geneva, Singapore and Copenhagen, Lausanne, London, Helsinki, Finland and Abu Dhabi. It seems that Swiss cities were particularly appreciated, as three locations were on the list.

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