New York

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

Background Information

City Population 18,800,000 (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
60.4%
security
47.7%
health services
41.8%
road congestion
36.6%
unemployment
36.3%
air pollution
36.2%
corruption
30.2%
public transport
30.1%
fulfilling employment
29.8%
school education
27.7%
basic amenities
20.9%
green spaces
17.9%
recycling
17.0%
social mobility
15.5%
citizen engagement
11.6%

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
62.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
66.7%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
58.2%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
70.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
61.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
66.0
Public safety is not a problem
39.9
Air pollution is not a problem
33.0
Medical services provision is satisfactory
66.3
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
39.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
30.5
Public transport is satisfactory
53.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
68.6
Most children have access to a good school
63.1
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
62.8
Businesses are creating new jobs
66.3
Minorities feel welcome
62.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
66.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
77.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
65.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
36.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
54.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
60.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
53.8
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
59.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
65.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
60.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
49.7
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
67.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
55.7
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
59.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
58.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
66.3
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
67.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
71.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
55.9
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
59.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
69.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
79.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
50.4
Online voting has increased participation
59.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
54.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
64.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 18,800,000 (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
60.4%
security
47.7%
health services
41.8%
road congestion
36.6%
unemployment
36.3%
air pollution
36.2%
corruption
30.2%
public transport
30.1%
fulfilling employment
29.8%
school education
27.7%
basic amenities
20.9%
green spaces
17.9%
recycling
17.0%
social mobility
15.5%
citizen engagement
11.6%

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
62.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
66.7%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
58.2%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
70.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
61.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
66.0
Public safety is not a problem
39.9
Air pollution is not a problem
33.0
Medical services provision is satisfactory
66.3
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
39.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
30.5
Public transport is satisfactory
53.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
68.6
Most children have access to a good school
63.1
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
62.8
Businesses are creating new jobs
66.3
Minorities feel welcome
62.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
66.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
77.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
65.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
36.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
54.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
60.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
53.8
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
59.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
65.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
60.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
49.7
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
67.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
55.7
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
59.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
58.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
66.3
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
67.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
71.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
55.9
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
59.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
69.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
79.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
50.4
Online voting has increased participation
59.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
54.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
64.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max