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APAC smart city awards call

IDC has opened its nominations for its annual awards, which recognise private or public sector organisations judged to have excelled across 12 functional e-service areas

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Who will be the APAC smart city winners in 2019?
Who will be the APAC smart city winners in 2019?

IDC has opened nominations for the 2019 Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (Scapa) and is looking for the next best practice examples of urban innovation.

 

Running for a fifth year, the awards are intended to recognise deserving agencies, private or public organisations that the analyst deems to have excelled across the 12 smart city functional e-service categories using its smart city development index framework.

 

Six-step process

 

This framework is a rigorous six-step process that involves input from various stakeholders – the public, IDC analysts’ assessment, and International Advisory Council – which will be used to determine this year’s winners.

 

The 12 categories are: administration; civic engagement; digital equity and accessibility; economic development, tourism, arts, libraries, culture, open Spaces; education; public health and social services; public safety – disaster response/emergency management; public safety – smart policing; smart buildings; smart water; sustainable infrastructure; transportation – connected and autonomous vehicles, public transit, ride-hailing/ride-sharing; transportation – transport infrastructure; and urban planning and land use.

 

“Recent risks of a global economic slowdown have kept many national, and state or local governments on edge. But to invest in multi-year, multi-billion-dollar city projects, they must,” said Gerald Wang, head of public sector, IDC Asia/Pacific.

 

“We are proud to be in our fifth annual run to recognise smart city best practices across wide-ranging transformation categories of protecting citizen well-being and effective social welfare programmes, safeguarding critical infrastructures and resources, and catalysing domestic and cross-border socio-economic growth.”

“Recent risks of a global economic slowdown have kept many national, and state or local governments on edge. But to invest in multi-year, multi-billion-dollar city projects, they must”

Any organisation can nominate a city project or initiative that has been implemented, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, solutions providers, and other partners. IDC also encourages vendors working with the public sector to participate in this nomination phase.

 

The judging criteria will be based on IDC analysts’ benchmarking assessment (50 per cent), public/citizen votes (25 per cent) and rating from the IDC International Advisory Council (25 per cent).

 

To nominate a project go to bit.ly/JOINSCAPA2019 . Nominations will be open for three weeks, and must be received on or before 25 March 2019.

 

For more information about IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards, visit www.idc.com/ap/smartcities.

 

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