3 August 2013
Bologna is the top “smart city” in Italy, followed by Milan, Rome, Reggio Emilia, Turin and Florence, according to the Smart City Index 2013 prepared by Between, the first Italian benchmark on the progress of smart cities. The project, sponsored by Agid and ANCI, with the support of the Italian Post Office, Selex ES and Telecom Italia, aims to measure the level of “smartness” of the 116 provincial capitals of the country. The rankings are composed of nine indicators, ranging from broadband to the presence of digital services. In detail, the indicators that determine the final score are Smart Health, Smart Education, Smart Mobility, Broadband, Alternative Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources, and Renewable Energy. In summary, the metropolitan cities (Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence) are the most far along on the path towards the realization of the smart city, with eight out of a total 14 in the top 20.