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Abu Dhabi bags top spot in Smart Cities ranking of MENA region

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Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, has topped the list  of Smart Cities in Africa and the Middle East.

The study by, Mckinsey Global Institute has incorporated the use of technology by various cities to amend the quality of life across various podiums, including health care, economic development, housing, mobility and security. With a rating of 18.4, Abu Dhabi stood at the top slot. It was succeeded by Dubai with rating of 17.3.

Giving an analysis of 50 international cities, the report showed the extent to which the application of technology plays part to mend the quality of life of resident. This measure has many parameters ranging from pollution-free air to whether citizens feel safe when they walk the road. In order to make a city ‘smart’, there is certain need to foremostly have a strong structural base and an underlying digital infrastructure, that includes a network of data-collecting sensors and devices, efficient broadbrand and wireless network, and podium on which data can be stored and shared.      

 Nick Martin Jersey

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