Metrics for Intelligent Cities
Different perspectives on the definition of metrics for intelligent cities, reflecting the structure and measuring their performance, converge to a few building blocks of metrics (broadband connectivity and e-services, knowledge workforce and talent, innovation) outlining innovation and connectivity as core dimensions of intelligent cities.
The Intelligent Community Forum defines five factors that determine a community’s competitiveness in the Broadband Economy, which are success factors for Intelligent Communities in both industrialized and developing nations: (1) broadband connectivity, (2) knowledge workforce, (3) digital inclusion, (4) innovation, and (5) marketing and advocacy.
Impresa Consulting in the study for CEO’s for Cities proposes a detailed set of statistical measures for urban leaders to understand their city’s performance in four key areas: (1) talent, (2) innovation, (3) connections, and (4) distinctiveness.
URENIO‘s two publications on intelligent cities define four groups and 40 indicators reflecting the structure and performance of intelligent cities: (1) education and skills of the city’s population, (2) knowledge and innovation institutions, (3) broadband infrastructure and e-services, and (4) innovation performance.
The Smart Cities project, coordinated by the Centre of Regional Science, Vienna UT, defines smart cities with respect to six characteristics: (1) smart economy, (2) smart people, (3) governance, (4) mobility, (5) environment, and (6) living. Each characteristic is defined by a number of factors and each factor is described by a number of indicators.
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