Of 250 Cities in Competition, Tel Aviv Awarded World’s ‘Smartest City’

Tel Aviv recognized at global conference for its integration of city-wide assistive technologies, such as city-wide WiFi service, that further strengthen world’s image as ‘start-up nation’.

By Yossi Aloni

 

Tel Aviv this week beat out 250 cities from across the globe to receive the World Smart Cities Award, a competition launched as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress.

Tel Aviv is growing – Photosource: Israel Today

The Smart City Expo, held this year in Barcelona, is considered an important conference in the city innovation industry.

At this year’s event, Tel Aviv set up a booth showcasing the city’s various digital projects, such as city-wide WiFi service, location-based technology tools, adaptation for smart phones, and the activation of public round tables, discussions and a collaborative budget.

The Tel Aviv Municipality said its urban digital campaign also includes a new resident card that has been used by 90,000 locals to date.

The card enables residents to receive services and information by e-mail, text message and a personal website customized by place of residence, interests, marital status and more.

 

View original Israel Today publication at: http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/25545/Default.aspx

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