Geneva

Smart city ranking
8 Out of 118
7 in 2020
A AA in 2020
Factor ratings
AA Structures
A Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 200,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.943 0.943 0.946 0.955 +0.009
Life expectancy at birth 83.3 83.5 83.6 83.8 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.3 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 58,138 57,301 59,375 69,394 +10,019

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
80.1%
road congestion
57.5%
unemployment
53.6%
security
37.7%
fulfilling employment
35.3%
air pollution
34.6%
corruption
24.0%
recycling
22.6%
public transport
19.8%
health services
18.5%
green spaces
17.6%
social mobility
15.1%
school education
11.9%
citizen engagement
10.2%
basic amenities
9.7%

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
58.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
64.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
57.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
72.3%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
73.9
Recycling services are satisfactory
79.9
Public safety is not a problem
69.0
Air pollution is not a problem
51.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
80.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
23.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
31.0
Public transport is satisfactory
73.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
63.4
Most children have access to a good school
83.6
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
70.2
Businesses are creating new jobs
45.2
Minorities feel welcome
61.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
83.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
80.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
71.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
54.9
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
67.4
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
66.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
50.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
63.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
60.3
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
52.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
49.4
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
59.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
36.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
40.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
46.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
73.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
52.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
55.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
59.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
46.1
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
76.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
79.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
44.4
Online voting has increased participation
53.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
45.4
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
60.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 200,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.943 0.943 0.946 0.955 +0.009
Life expectancy at birth 83.3 83.5 83.6 83.8 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.3 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 58,138 57,301 59,375 69,394 +10,019

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
80.1%
road congestion
57.5%
unemployment
53.6%
security
37.7%
fulfilling employment
35.3%
air pollution
34.6%
corruption
24.0%
recycling
22.6%
public transport
19.8%
health services
18.5%
green spaces
17.6%
social mobility
15.1%
school education
11.9%
citizen engagement
10.2%
basic amenities
9.7%

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
58.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
64.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
57.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
72.3%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
73.9
Recycling services are satisfactory
79.9
Public safety is not a problem
69.0
Air pollution is not a problem
51.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
80.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
23.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
31.0
Public transport is satisfactory
73.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
63.4
Most children have access to a good school
83.6
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
70.2
Businesses are creating new jobs
45.2
Minorities feel welcome
61.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
83.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
80.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
71.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
54.9
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
67.4
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
66.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
50.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
63.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
60.3
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
52.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
49.4
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
59.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
36.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
40.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
46.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
73.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
52.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
55.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
59.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
46.1
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
76.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
79.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
44.4
Online voting has increased participation
53.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
45.4
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
60.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max