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.
Ericsson’s Networked Society City Index provides an inspiring contribution to urban development around the world. The 2014 index examines and ranks 40 world cities, providing 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.
See how your city measures up in the interactive City Index tool.
The Networked Society City Index 2014 examines and ranks 40 major cities, measuring their ICT maturity and the triple-bottom-line dimensions of economic, social and environmental development.
The Networked Society City Index analyzes ICT-driven benefit creation in 40 of the world’s largest cities. The 2014 report makes important predictions about how ICT is shaping the future of urban development.
Redefining urban life (Ericsson Business Review)