Smart City Strategy Index 2019: Vienna leads the worldwide ranking

Vienna asserted itself in the global comparison of smart city strategies against 152 major cities – for the second time in a row. Already the first ranking in 2017 was headed by Vienna. Behind Vienna, London lands in second place this time, the city of St. Albert in Canada in third place.

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6th Informed Cities Forum in Vienna

From November 7 to 8, the 6th Informed Cities Forum took place in Vienna at Nordbahnhalle and the Vienna City Hall. The topic of the two-day forum was: “Opening up the smart city: Open governance, data and people”.

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Vienna tops Melbourne as world’s most liveable city in “Economist” study

Melbourne led the ranking of the renowned British business magazine “The Economist” for seven consecutive years. Now the Australian metropolis has been dislodged by Vienna. The Japanese city of Osaka is ranked third. Each year, the study evaluates 140 major cities according to criteria such as social security, infrastructure, education, access to health systems, stability and culture.

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Save the date! 6th Informed Cities Forum, 7-8 November 2018 in Vienna

We invite you to join more than 100 urban changemakers from across Europe in Vienna for the 6th edition of the Informed Cities Forum.
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Monitoring Report 2017

With the Workshop Report No. 177, the results of the first Smart City Wien Framework Strategy Monitoring are available online and can now be accessed by everyone. In order to ensure that Vienna’s Smart City Vision becomes a lived reality for all citizens, the aim is to regularly evaluate the progress towards the defined objectives of the Framework Strategy.

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Vienna once again at the forefront when it comes to quality of life

The British news magazine “The Economist” once again nominated the world’s most livable cities. Vienna ranked second. The only city to beat Vienna’s score was Melbourne. Read more

The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference is coming to Vienna in 2018

More than half of the population nowadays live in cities, that are increasingly challenged with the effects of urbanization. Climate change, resource scarcity, demographic change and air quality make sustainable development difficult. In order to ensure the quality of life for inhabitants, cities worldwide take the scepter and act. Here, above all, courageous, committed CityChangers are the ones, who initiate and implement sustainable projects.
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Vienna ranks first in the “Smart City Index” of Roland Berger

The globally operating consulting company Roland Berger analyzed the strategies of the world’s major cities systematically for the first time in 2017 and created a “Smart City Index”. Vienna ranks first in this international ranking – particularly for the holistic approach of its urban strategy – followed by Chicago and Singapore. Read more

Mercer City Ranking 2017: Vienna the most livable city in the world for the eighth time in a row

For the eighth time in a row, Vienna was voted the world’s most livable city in 2017. The result shows that the Viennese way also convinces internationally.

In 2017 Vienna was again ranked as the city with the world’s highest quality of life by the consulting agency Mercer. This means that Vienna has continuously been at the forefront of this rankings since 2009. The study compares 231 international cities based on 39 criteria, including political, social, economic and environmental factors. With Zurich (rank 2) and Munich (rank 4), two other European cities are among the top five. The top group is completed by Auckland (rank 3) and Vancouver (rank 5). Read more