Hanover

Smart city ranking
47 Out of 118
33 in 2020
BB BBB in 2020
Factor ratings
A Structures
BB Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 540,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.938 0.939 0.947 +0.008
Life expectancy at birth 80.9 81.0 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 45,577 46,438 46,946 55,314 +8,368

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
71.8%
road congestion
44.3%
security
43.9%
unemployment
42.0%
school education
32.0%
recycling
29.8%
air pollution
27.8%
public transport
22.9%
citizen engagement
21.2%
basic amenities
20.6%
fulfilling employment
19.5%
corruption
17.9%
green spaces
16.6%
social mobility
16.3%
health services
15.7%

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
52.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
63.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
49.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
64.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
66.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
73.7
Public safety is not a problem
56.4
Air pollution is not a problem
50.2
Medical services provision is satisfactory
75.3
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
30.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
42.5
Public transport is satisfactory
68.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
62.8
Most children have access to a good school
66.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
59.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
56.3
Minorities feel welcome
60.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
71.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
76.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
54.9
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
53.3
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
47.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
50.4
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Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
44.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
54.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
46.6
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
39.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
33.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
50.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
41.0
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
39.0
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
43.7
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
68.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
46.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
66.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
41.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
41.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
54.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
71.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
36.4
Online voting has increased participation
47.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
41.3
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
47.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 540,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.938 0.939 0.947 +0.008
Life expectancy at birth 80.9 81.0 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 45,577 46,438 46,946 55,314 +8,368

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
71.8%
road congestion
44.3%
security
43.9%
unemployment
42.0%
school education
32.0%
recycling
29.8%
air pollution
27.8%
public transport
22.9%
citizen engagement
21.2%
basic amenities
20.6%
fulfilling employment
19.5%
corruption
17.9%
green spaces
16.6%
social mobility
16.3%
health services
15.7%

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
52.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
63.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
49.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
64.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
66.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
73.7
Public safety is not a problem
56.4
Air pollution is not a problem
50.2
Medical services provision is satisfactory
75.3
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
30.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
42.5
Public transport is satisfactory
68.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
62.8
Most children have access to a good school
66.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
59.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
56.3
Minorities feel welcome
60.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
71.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
76.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
54.9
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
53.3
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
47.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
50.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
44.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
54.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
46.6
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
39.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
33.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
50.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
41.0
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
39.0
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
43.7
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
68.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
46.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
66.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
41.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
41.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
54.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
71.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
36.4
Online voting has increased participation
47.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
41.3
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
47.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max