SmartEcoCity Index

The challenges faced by cities in Asia and China are changing rapidly. They’re not only more complex, but specific to each place. That’s why, we have created the SmartEcoCity Index (SECI). The index provides granular level data on behavioural habits and government investments from cities in Asia.

We analysed 100 cities in Asia for a total of 24 factors, and ranked the top 20 to determine the cities that manage their assets and resources most efficiently.

Smart

  • Smartphone penetration
  • Internet penetration
  • Cable TV penetration
  • Smart Parking
  • Sharing Services
  • Traffic
  • Public Transport
  • Smartness opinion
  • Skyscrapers​

Eco

  • Clean Energy/EV Incentives
  • Smart Building
  • Waste Disposal
  • Environment Protection
  • Afordability
  • Medical Care
  • Environmental exposure

City

  • Leadership
  • Budget
  • Urban Planning
  • Cityzen Participation
  • Digitalization of government
  • Industries
  • Business eco-system
  • Education
   Transport and mobilitySustainabilityGovernanceInnovation
Economy
DigitalizationLiving
Standard
Expert
Perception
 
#CITY
COUNTRY
Smart Parking
 Car sharing services
 Traffic
Public Transport
E-charge
Infrastructure Investment
Clean Energy
Smart Building
Waste Disposal
Environment Protection
Environmental Performance Index
Citizen Participation
Digitalization of Goverment
Urban Planning
Education
Business ecosystem
Blockchain Ecosystem
4G LTE
Internet Speed
Wifi Hotspots
Smartphone Penetration
Cyber security
Living StandardHow The City Is Becoming Smarter
RANK/
SCORE
1ShenzhenChina5.137.135.018.568.874.189.921.768.256.146.498.227.437.355.425.313.829.859.475.999.169.099.559.167.63
2ShanghaiChina5.136.229.629.477.964.189.921.768.257.966.497.598.715.548.348.031.789.708.944.409.169.099.926.577.57
3BeijingChina9.918.878.873.348.265.991.926.828.934.935.199.229.558.415.466.979.228.186.756.976.497.287.4310.007.55
4HangzhouChina9.257.358.715.765.997.888.546.758.256.759.319.469.248.796.147.733.435.544.553.349.697.206.1410.007.38
5GuangzhouChina8.227.886.374.106.823.348.925.018.706.908.939.2210.007.505.055.393.276.827.055.088.027.737.8110.007.29
6TianjinChina6.449.555.767.359.925.929.234.403.822.364.433.336.759.854.034.867.509.328.878.347.339.925.849.167.22
7ChongqingChina5.138.494.636.148.181.539.545.9210.004.188.408.601.987.813.613.807.038.948.187.2010.007.508.649.167.17
8ChengduChina7.382.829.474.784.637.888.546.758.259.179.319.388.414.558.989.091.317.967.352.829.697.208.566.577.14
9Singapore*Singapore6.446.903.808.797.051.761.466.379.082.132.6810.003.273.341.193.427.659.9210.009.099.7710.008.3410.007.07
10NanjingChina9.258.416.376.526.909.772.469.025.814.784.053.795.014.717.438.189.695.398.415.467.036.228.879.167.07
11WuhanChina7.387.584.637.733.044.338.927.508.938.8710.002.018.644.867.208.714.058.879.023.127.797.969.626.577.05
12Taipei*Taiwan5.131.612.368.268.114.401.624.109.162.444.515.977.509.622.973.043.589.098.266.677.417.359.179.166.57
13Tokyo*Japan8.228.792.368.1110.009.244.008.493.441.615.042.476.526.222.172.131.471.833.279.771.769.323.9510.005.88
14Osaka*Japan2.788.947.286.678.499.244.008.493.442.825.042.477.056.143.842.741.471.913.656.291.769.325.019.165.77
15Abu Dhabi*UAE6.444.939.029.026.378.031.152.362.602.741.691.087.287.664.254.482.175.691.986.759.312.136.229.475.60
16Seoul*Korea5.139.772.367.056.526.671.385.248.701.152.306.283.875.311.491.981.007.667.508.647.644.713.279.165.56
17Dubai*UAE7.385.765.767.589.178.031.152.362.601.451.691.394.333.272.251.763.037.132.519.559.312.136.299.475.39
18Hong-Kong*China6.441.003.276.459.7010.004.541.237.332.291.311.164.257.882.471.837.732.593.349.392.221.983.809.164.84
19ShenyangChina2.789.851.917.669.0210.004.545.391.611.831.311.002.445.311.301.687.182.663.579.242.221.981.089.164.46
20KualaLumpur*Malaysia2.784.553.805.845.543.571.692.211.003.721.768.763.577.133.423.192.251.451.617.133.068.792.976.574.42
21NanjingChina8.229.391.307.968.7910.004.545.391.841.911.311.002.825.311.761.458.363.655.019.852.221.981.003.144.21
*Asia in WEFRanking                         

METHODOLOGY

We researched 100 cities Asia with medium to high positions in the UN Human Development Index. The cities also rank on the China prosperity list and the Asia’s Digital City Index. We aimed to cover a wide range of regions, and prioritised capitals and financial centres.

We analysed the cities for 24 factors that determine a SmartEcoCity, and then ranked the top 20. While the cities at the top of the index deserve praise, those at the bottom should also be given credit as emerging urban spaces making impressive strides towards integrated information networks.

We collected granular level data across a range of criteria: Transport and Mobility, Sustainability, Governance, Innovation Economy, Digitalisation, Cyber Security, Living Standard and Expert Perception. To create the final score, we then ranked the raw data and standardised it out of 10.

Final Score = 22.5% Transport and Mobility(i) + 12.5% Sustainability(i) + 15% Governance(i) + 5% Innovation Economy(i) + 17.5% Digitisation(i) + 10% Living Standard(i) + 7.5% Cyber Security(i) + 10% Expert Perception(i)

Each factor is scored from 1 – 10, the higher the score, the better. Below you can find a description of how each factor was researched.