Shanghai scored in the Top 5 in two distinct categories: Smart Economy (4th) and Smart Governance (3rd). The Brookings Institute rated Shanghai as the 107th fastest growing municipal economy in the world. Shanghai was rated 10th best capital city for e-governance by Rutgers.
Shanghai's Jing An Neighborhood on Christmas Eve
(Photo by Terry Sweeney)
Shanghai, like Taipei, has engaged in numerous ICT-related projects in recent years. It rolled out China’s largest broadband network, which now reaches 6.5 million homes in the city. Shanghai has rolled out WiFi access in 17,000 public venues. More recently, the city implemented smart grid technology as well as an electronic road tolling system. Of course, like many Asian cities, Shanghai faces challenges including growing emission levels (nearly 10 tons of GHG/capita) and air pollution.
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