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Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.
IDC has revealed the winners in its annual Smart City Asia-Pacific Awards (SCAPA), which this year were announced in a virtual event.
Nineteen smart city projects across Asia-Pacific excluding Japan were recognised across 14 functional e-service categories.
Gerald Wang, head of public sector at IDC Asia-Pacific, said that further automation of city operations, creating better accessibility to digital ecosystems and tools for residents, and enhanced government services, all dominate the “transformation themes” of smart city projects in SCAPA 2020.
He added: “This year, many Asia Pacific Smart City projects focused on agile public policies and initiatives for social inclusivity, intuitive and innovative city services, sustainable critical infrastructure revolutions and global engagements.”
“With the direct impact of Covid-19 halting day-to-day activities to the bare essential services, the race to digital for socioeconomic resiliency and survivability is much more exigent than ever before”
IDC noted that the current global Covid-19 pandemic further strengthened cities’ resolve to create cutting edge “live, learn, work and play” digital ecosystems.
Wang continued: “With the direct impact of Covid-19 halting day-to-day activities to the bare essential services, the race to digital for socioeconomic resiliency and survivability is much more exigent than ever before.
“City governments would do well to accelerate their digitalisation plans and learn swiftly from the investments and innovative projects of our SCAPA 2020 winners.”
All winners were decided based on IDC analysts’ benchmarking, public voting, and judging from an international advisory council. The winning cities and projects in their respective categories are:
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