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’.
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.
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.
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