Numerous awards, studies and rankings attest Vienna an excellent position in the global competition and excellent premises for dynamic development.

In particular, Vienna is repeatedly awarded the highest quality of life and the city thus positions itself as a successful smart city.

International Awards for Vienna

In recent years, Vienna was able to win various city awards:

European Capital of Innovation Award 2016

Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016

Most Admired Knowledge Cities Award 2015

European Mobility Week Award 2015


The following rankings and studies on the topic Smart City Wien give an insight into the performance of the City of Vienna on an (inter)national level:

Economist Study 2017: Quality of Life

Roland Berger: Smart City Index

Mercer-Study 2017: Quality of Life

IDC-Study: Smart Cities in Austria

Mercer-Study 2016: Quality of Life

Innovation Cities Index 2015

Economist Study 2015: Quality of Life

European City Ranking 2015: Air Quality

Mercer-Study 2015: Quality of Life

Mercer-Study 2014: Quality of Life

Smart City Ranking 2013

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