MILAN, BOLOGNA AND FLORENCE ARE THE MOST SMART CITIES OF ITALY
For the fourth year in a row, Milan is the smartest city in Italy: FP2’s ICity Rate 2017, part of the Digital360 group, has revealed it. Each year, the ranking classifies 106 capitals based on various parameters ranging from governance to waste management, from public transport to broadband broadcasting. Well, if Milan is still ahead, its success seems to be no longer far from Bologna and Florence.
Milan’s primacy, however, remains unbeaten in 20% of the indicators, including the rate of entrepreneurship, co-working and quality of public transport. It is much worse if you look at the quality of the environment in the city: for land use Milan is only 97th in the standings and comes to 98th place for air quality. Data that is not surprising given the repeated smog alarms that, in the last month, have been spread to the city.
Bologna and Florence on the podium, badly on the South
Bologna, which is the second most smart city in Italy, is only two points away from Milan and has won the primacy in the rankings of energy and governance. Florence is third: the city has won this position thanks to its sustainable tourism policies, energy, environmental quality and digital growth.
The top 10 of the ten most smart and advanced cities in Italy continue with seven other success stories in North Italy: Venice, Trento, Bergamo, Turin, Ravenna, Parma and Modena. The first in the South is Cagliari, but it only occupies 47th place; while closing at 106 ° Trapani.
If you want to look at the biggest successes recorded this year, the cities of Trento and Bergamo are reported that, compared to 2016, they have earned three and five places respectively. In Trento, for example, climbing is due in particular to the quality of the environment and to the circular economy, with the first absolute position in urban waste management.
Rome earns four positions
Chapter Rome: Capital sticks mainly to the poor performance of sustainable mobility, employment, governance and energy. Compared to the 2016 rankings, however, Rome has gained four positions (now placing itself at 17th place) due to broadband broadband, online services and open dates.