Newcastle named UK’s smartest city in global Smart City Index

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The ranking measures how the lives of communities are improved by smart technology.

Climbing two places from last year’s index ranking to 21st, Newcastle has usurped both London and Manchester to claim the title of the UK’s smartest city.

Globally, Singapore was ranked in first, ahead of Swiss city Zurich in second and Norwegian capital Oslo in third.

The Smart City Index surveys approximately 120 residents from each city on how technology has improved their lives.

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, said: “Our reliance on technology has never been greater as we can all attest to with our experiences from the Covid-19 pandemic.

+INFO: Newcastle City Council

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