Barcelona has been named Global Smart City 2015, prevailing over New York (USA), London (UK), Nice (France) and Singapore.
Juniper Research, analysts in the mobile and digital technology sector, considered that the Spanish city performed well across subjects like smart grids and smart traffic management. The company also took into account information dealing with smart street lighting and each citys technological capability and social cohesion, among other items.
Moreover, while Barcelona was recognised for implementing environmentally sustainable projects, the research found that New York and London needed to improve their performance on this issue.
On the other hand, the Junipers Research concluded that smart grid initiatives will achieve more than 9,5 billion euros savings annually by 2019 based on a combination of reduced energy consumption and the reduction of emissions in Smart Cities.
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