Seattle is the world’s smartest city

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So called “smart cities” have been much discussed at city conferences like the Smart Cities Expo in Barcelona last month and recently announced programs like Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, whose goal is to “encourage communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data, and connected technology.”

While technology is critically important to improving how we manage our cities and enhance services and quality of life for local residents, I would argue that all the technology in the world doesn’t necessarily make your city “smart.”

When it comes to attracting talent, companies, and investors, people matter a whole lot more than machines. Which is why we consider educational attainment to be a key factor in our approach to benchmarking the World’s Best Cities.

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