A ranking of the “smartest cities in the world” places Montreal in 17th place but Toronto is 12th
According to a new study published by the EasyPark group, Montreal is one of the 20 smartest cities in the world, ranking 17th among cities with a metropolitan population of over 3 million.
EasyPark’s Smart Sustainable Cities Index ranks cities around the world based on data that takes into account âdigital life, mobility innovation, business technology infrastructure and sustainabilityâ.
With an overall ranking of 82.24 out of 100, Montreal ranked just below cities like Chicago, Tokyo, Paris and our mortal enemies, Toronto, which came in 12th place.
First, in the âdigital lifeâ category, Montreal obtained scores over 80 for âcitizen adoptionâ and âhealthcare innovationâ. Where we fell behind was in the âgovernment adoptionâ and âtechnology educationâ subcategories.
Then, in âmobility innovationâ, our city obtained very good scores for âtraffic managementâ and for our âclean transportâ infrastructure. Meanwhile, âparking innovationâ scored a relatively low score of 73.41 out of 100.
For âbusiness technological infrastructuresâ, Montreal lost a lot of points in the âbusiness innovationâ sub-category, claiming only 57.92 points. It was also held back by its âInternet connectivityâ score but gained ground with a nice 86.08 out of 100 in the âe-paymentsâ sub-category.
Finally, Montreal was also unfortunately held back by its low scores in the 1970s for its âclimate responseâ, its âwaste managementâ and its âgreen buildingsâ. Our city compensated for these poor marks by its performance in the âgreen energyâ sub-category, with a score of 85.62 out of 100.