Nuremberg, Aachen and Düsseldorf are among the top 10 German cities. The digital association Bitkom presented the top ten of the Smart City Index 2022.
Three climbers are among the top ten smart cities in Germany. For the first time, Aachen, Düsseldorf and Nuremberg are among the top ten in the Smart City Index, a digital ranking of Germany’s major cities by the digital association Bitkom. Aachen was 17th last year, Düsseldorf 19th and Nuremberg 16th.
On the other hand, Berlin, Freiburg im Breisgau and Karlsruhe did not make the top ten. Even beyond the top 10, there is a big movement in the city comparison. The basis is the analysis for which Bitkom Research recorded, verified and evaluated about 11,000 data points. “In the Smart Cities Index, Germany’s main cities are measured comprehensively and in detail. The ranking shows which cities are at the forefront of digitization. There will also be many changes in positions and quite a few surprises this year. The dynamics are great, the distances are decreasing,” says Achim Berg, president of Bitkom. Digital activity rewards climbers and encourages everyone else to do even more digitization. With this study, Bitkom wants to provide cities with a benchmark for their own digital activities, show examples of success and thus help cities in their digitization efforts.
The Smart City Index analyzes and evaluates cities in five categories: administration, IT infrastructure, energy/environment, mobility and society. For each city, 133 parameters were examined, ranging from online citizen services to sharing mobility offers and smart traffic lights to broadband availability. Index values were calculated for each city in five categories, resulting in an overall value and an overall ranking. The full ranking will be announced before the Smart Country Convention in an online press conference in 2022. September 20