London is mobilizing the innovative spirit of its 10.8 million residents to become the ‘Smartest City in the World’.

8 / 10

Digitalization Readiness

An exceptionally high smartphone adoption rate could be complemented by a boost in mobile internet speeds to increase London’s readiness score.

3 / 10

Digitalization Potential

Londoners have already fully embraced a broad range of public transport options, however intelligent traffic management could develop the city’s potential.

Sustainability
Sustainability
Mobility
Mobility
Opportunity
Opportunity
KEY FACTS
Urban area 1,739 km2
Population density 6,313 people per km2
Population growth 28% since 2010

Source: Demographia

2019/2010
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How ready is London for digitalization?

The Greater London Authority have released their ‘Smarter London Together’ plan to transform London. As sensor networks expand, real-time predictive analytics will use the collected data to anticipate problems with anything from air pollution to crowd control and crime incidents, allowing quick response and management. London will need new ideas and talent to transform its smart city vision into reality.

Scores out of 10
Readiness
Potential
London
8
3
Singapore
8
2
Johannesburg
2
5
Taipei
6
2
Los Angeles
7
5
Dubai
6
3
Buenos Aires
3
4
Berlin
6
2
Bengaluru
4
5

Score breakdown

Take a closer look at London’s scores across the three themes of Expo 2020 Dubai; Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.

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