Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas, and by 2050, about 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to reside in urban areas. This explosive growth and the rapid uptake of broadband are taking place at a time of serious economic, environmental and social challenges. Ensuring that our cities are creative, connected and sustainable is a major challenge but also an opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people along with the health and future of the planet itself.
The Networked Society City Index seeks to inspire and contribute to society development around the world, and in cities in particular. It includes 30+ major world cities and provides a framework for measuring ICT maturity in relation to social, economic and environmental progress. It can be used to exploit emerging possibilities associated with a connected world.
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The 2013 index features 31 major world cities, measuring their ICT maturity as well as the economic, social and environmental dimensions, called the triple-bottom-line effects.
The Networked Society City Index analyzes ICT-driven benefit creation in 31 of the world’s largest cities. Irrespective of a city’s stage of development their ICT maturity correlates closely to their triple-bottom-line performance.
Redefining urban life (Ericsson Business Review)