Winners of the 2019 IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards

Research firm IDC has recently announced the 17 most outstanding smart city projects in Asia Pacific.
smart city technology investmentTaiwan, China and New Zealand are the biggest winners with four, three and three awards won respectively. Other winning countries include Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Winners of the 2019 IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards

# Top Smart City Project for Administration
Buried Pipe Management System by SmartCity Division (Daegu Urban Corporation) (Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea)

# Top Smart City Project for Civic Engagement
Virtual Wellington by Wellington City Council (New Zealand)

# Top Smart City Project for Digital Equity and Accessibility
Civic Participation Initiative for Taoyuan Citizen Card Application Expansion by Taoyuan City Government (Taiwan)

# Top Smart City Project for Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces
Singapore Tourism Analytics Network by Singapore Tourism Board (Singapore)

# Top Smart City Project for Education category
Will Digital Teacher by Vector Limited (New Zealand) and Taipei City Government’s Cross Learning Barriers: Omni Smart Education (Taiwan)

# Top Smart City Project for Education category
Crossing Learning Barriers: Omni Smart Education by Taipei City Government (Taiwan) and Vector Limited’s Will Digital Teacher (New Zealand)

# Top Smart City Project for Public Health and Social Services
Intelligent Disease Prediction Project by Provincial/ Municipal Healthcare Administration Departments (China)

# Top Smart City Project for Public Safety – Disaster Response/Emergency Management
Integrated Emergency Data Platform – Integrated Emergency Data Platform – An AIoT Application in All-Hazards Early Warning and Decision Supporting System by New Taipei City Government (Taiwan)

# Top Smart City Project for Public Safety – Smart Policing category
Wujiang Broadband Trunking Government Network by Suzhou Wujiang Public Security Bureau (China) and Immigration and Checkpoint Authority of Singapore’s National Digital Identity Facial Biometric System (Singapore)

# Top Smart City Project for Public Safety – Smart Policing category
National Digital Identity Facial Biometric System by Immigration and Checkpoint Authority of Singapore (Singapore) and Suzhou Wujiang Public Security Bureau’s Wujiang Broadband Trunking Government Network (China)

# Top Smart City Project for Smart Buildings
Forest City Smart B.I.A by Country Garden Pacificview (Johor, Malaysia)

# Top Smart City Project for Smart Water
Smart Water Project – Busan Eco Delta Smart City by Smart City Promotion Division, Busan City Government (Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea)

# Top Smart City Project for Sustainable Infrastructure
Madden Street – NZ Smartest Street by Auckland Council/Auckland Transport (Auckland, New Zealand)

# Top Smart City Project for Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/ Ride-Sharing
Shenzhen Appointment-based Traveling Project by Traffic Police Department of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau (China) and City of Newcastle’s Smart Moves Newcastle – Mobility Projects (New South Wales, Australia)

# Top Smart City Project for Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/ Ride-Sharing
Smart Moves Newscastle – Mobility Projects by City of Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia) and Traffic Police Department of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau’s Shenzhen Appointment-based Travelling Project (China)

# Top Smart City Project for Transportation – Transport Infrastructure
Transportation 2.0 – AI Driven Transportation Management by Department of IT, Taipei City Government (Taiwan)

# Top Smart City Project for Urban Planning and Land Use
Hunter Innovation Project – Smart City Infrastructure by City of Newcastle (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)

“Smart City spending globally is expected to reach $189.5 billion by 2023, with the upwards spending growth in transportation, public safety, utilities, and education-related projects reflected strongly in almost half of the entries received in these categories,” Gerald Wang, associate director, Head of IDC Government Insights and IDC Health Insights Asia Pacific, said.

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