Four types of measures for Smart and Sustainable Cities and when to use them
Improving cities is central to achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals. Smart technologies are thought to contribute to these goals. So many cities are working towards being smart and sustainable. However, measuring city progress is complex. There are many different measures available, but they have been created for different purposes. Some measures are also more appropriate for particular kinds of cities. Cities lack information and guidance as to what measures exist and how to evaluate and apply them. In this policy brief, United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) reviewed 53 measures for smart, sustainable cities and identified four main types.
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