Research and analysis

Smart cities international case studies: global innovators

Case studies on 6 of the leading smart cities worldwide. BIS research paper number 135.


Global innovators: international case studies on smart cities


This document reports on the experiences and identifies lessons learned from 6 leading cities around the world:

  • Chicago
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Stockholm
  • Boston
  • Barcelona
  • Hong Kong

While all cities are unique, they also have common objectives and face common challenges. This study of 6 cities focused on how these cities are addressing their challenges, and how they are adapting their organisations to deliver new digital services to their citizens. It highlights common themes for cities adopting smart approaches to city management.

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Published 9 October 2013