Los Angeles

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

Background Information

City Population 12,450,000 (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
61.5%
road congestion
49.2%
security
45.6%
health services
44.3%
air pollution
43.2%
unemployment
32.8%
fulfilling employment
29.6%
school education
29.0%
public transport
23.9%
corruption
23.7%
basic amenities
21.0%
recycling
18.2%
green spaces
16.9%
social mobility
12.8%
citizen engagement
10.7%

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
63.7%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
69.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
61.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
72.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
57.9
Recycling services are satisfactory
65.6
Public safety is not a problem
39.2
Air pollution is not a problem
33.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
59.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
36.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
27.6
Public transport is satisfactory
51.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
66.7
Most children have access to a good school
54.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
62.0
Businesses are creating new jobs
67.8
Minorities feel welcome
63.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
62.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
73.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
70.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
41.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
58.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.5
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
62.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
59.6
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
56.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
53.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
64.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
54.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
55.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
49.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
60.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
67.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
70.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
56.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
59.2
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
68.1
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
50.7
Online voting has increased participation
66.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
57.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
63.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 12,450,000 (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
61.5%
road congestion
49.2%
security
45.6%
health services
44.3%
air pollution
43.2%
unemployment
32.8%
fulfilling employment
29.6%
school education
29.0%
public transport
23.9%
corruption
23.7%
basic amenities
21.0%
recycling
18.2%
green spaces
16.9%
social mobility
12.8%
citizen engagement
10.7%

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
63.7%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
69.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
61.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
72.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
57.9
Recycling services are satisfactory
65.6
Public safety is not a problem
39.2
Air pollution is not a problem
33.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
59.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
36.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
27.6
Public transport is satisfactory
51.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
66.7
Most children have access to a good school
54.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
62.0
Businesses are creating new jobs
67.8
Minorities feel welcome
63.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
62.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
73.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
70.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
41.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
58.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.5
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
62.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
59.6
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
56.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
53.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
64.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
54.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
55.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
49.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
60.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
67.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
70.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
56.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
59.2
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
68.1
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
50.7
Online voting has increased participation
66.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
57.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
63.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max