NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM's Future Cities today has released the first data-driven ranking of the 10 smartest cities in the Asia/Pacific region. The research report, published exclusively with Future Cities, was compiled by acclaimed urban and climate strategist Boyd Cohen, who has previously established rankings of North American and European cities using a holistic tool for developing and implementing smart cities strategies.
"The rankings represent the next phase in the development of tools like my Smart Cities Wheel or the City Protocol, which aspire to encourage benchmarking and knowledge amongst cities and smart cities professionals," said Cohen. "I look forward to ongoing collaborations with UBM's Future Cities in the publication of insights and rankings regarding emerging practices in city innovation."
"Many regional rankings focus on a single feature or function, such as 'greenness,' IT, or infrastructure. Cohen's research evaluates a range of key criteria, producing a comprehensive evaluation of the most livable, intelligent cities," said Nicole Ferraro, Editor in Chief of UBM's Future Cities. "We're proud to publish this ranking of cities in the Asia/Pacific region and believe it will serve as a helpful guide for anyone focused on urbanization and sustainability."
The list of the smartest cities in Asia/Pacific includes Hong Kong, Auckland, Osaka, and Kuala Lumpur, among others. The full report, including data sources and methodology, is available here: http://www.ubmfuturecities.com/document.asp?doc_id=524106.
Future Cities is a multi-sponsored site published by UBM DeusM.
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