Denver

Smart city ranking
45 Out of 118
35 in 2020
BB BBB in 2020
Factor ratings
BB Structures
B Technologies
Group
2
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 2,830,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.919 0.919 0.920 0.926 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 78.9 78.9 78.9 78.9 0.0
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 54,443 55,351 56,140 63,826 +7,686

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
affordable housing
78.3%
road congestion
63.2%
air pollution
46.0%
school education
34.2%
health services
33.2%
unemployment
30.4%
security
29.8%
fulfilling employment
26.4%
public transport
25.7%
recycling
21.2%
corruption
20.7%
green spaces
11.9%
basic amenities
11.2%
social mobility
10.8%
citizen engagement
8.5%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
56.0%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
57.9%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
46.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
76.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
53.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
64.1
Public safety is not a problem
46.3
Air pollution is not a problem
31.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
65.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
20.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
22.1
Public transport is satisfactory
52.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
69.9
Most children have access to a good school
63.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
64.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
67.2
Minorities feel welcome
61.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
67.9
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
79.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
63.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
43.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
54.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
43.2
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
60.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
46.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
42.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
45.6
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
66.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
41.0
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
41.2
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
56.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
56.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
70.2
IT skills are taught well in schools
47.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
47.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
62.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
41.7
Online voting has increased participation
54.0
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
45.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
56.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 2,830,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.919 0.919 0.920 0.926 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 78.9 78.9 78.9 78.9 0.0
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 54,443 55,351 56,140 63,826 +7,686

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
affordable housing
78.3%
road congestion
63.2%
air pollution
46.0%
school education
34.2%
health services
33.2%
unemployment
30.4%
security
29.8%
fulfilling employment
26.4%
public transport
25.7%
recycling
21.2%
corruption
20.7%
green spaces
11.9%
basic amenities
11.2%
social mobility
10.8%
citizen engagement
8.5%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
56.0%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
57.9%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
46.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
76.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
53.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
64.1
Public safety is not a problem
46.3
Air pollution is not a problem
31.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
65.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
20.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
22.1
Public transport is satisfactory
52.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
69.9
Most children have access to a good school
63.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
64.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
67.2
Minorities feel welcome
61.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
67.9
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
79.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
63.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
43.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
54.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
43.2
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
60.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
46.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
42.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
45.6
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
66.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
41.0
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
41.2
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
56.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
56.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
70.2
IT skills are taught well in schools
47.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
47.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
62.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
41.7
Online voting has increased participation
54.0
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
45.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
56.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max