The New Economy

April 01, 2014 08:00 ET

The New Economy's Smart Cities Pave the Way for the Future

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwired - April 1, 2014) - The number of urban residents worldwide is expected to increase by 60 million each year. Between 2009 and 2050, the urban population will double from 3.4 billion to 6.4 billion, so it stands to reason that cities should act as hubs for change. For the global economy to continue to grow and for society to continue to flourish as they have done, cities must become smart.

Smart cities are the cities of tomorrow and incite major change; whether economic, technological or societal. For this reason, we at The New Economy have chosen to name 2014's top 20 smart cities and outline exactly why we feel they qualify for the accolade.

The selected cities span the circumference of the globe, and whether they're in developing countries such as Ghana and the Philippines, or mature ones such as Canada and the US, all are united by a capacity to inspire positive change.

To see The New Economy's top 20 smart cities - and for an insight into what makes each one notable - head over to the website or read the new Spring issue of the magazine, available in print and on your iPad now.

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