The Smart City Awards aim to identify the cities, projects and solutions that have contributed most to develop the Smart City concept. For the first edition, celebrated from the 29th of November until the 2nd of December, more than a hundred entries for the awards were received from 19 different countries.
The city of Yokohama and the project of Niza were the winners of the first edition of the World Smart City Awards.
The prize for Best Smart City went to the city of Yokohama, prized for its commitment to renewable energy and for spearheading the implementation of electric vehicles on a global level. The city’s standout project “Transformation Towards Low Carbon City Infrastructure” aims to reduce CO2 emissions and energy dependence on fossil fuels.