Singapore is a city-state in south-east Asia, famous for its diversity and multiculturalism. With over 5.7 million residents within an area of 725.7 km2, it has the second highest population density in the world. In 2019, the World Economic Forum deemed it as the world’s smartest city after ranking the highest in the IMD Smart Cities Index. 

The city integrated digital technologies across its health, housing and mobility policies to improve the lives of its citizens and adapted its urban planning to reflect the needs of their residents. The IMD Index shows that the city is successful in providing high quality infrastructure and highly adaptable to new technologies.  

Despite such esteemed qualities, the Singapore faces challenges related to affordable housing, unemployment or unfulfilling employment and public transport.
 

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  • Core
Las Rozas
Las Rozas
Spain
  • Core
Budapest
Budapest
Hungary
  • Core
Cartagena
Cartagena
Spain
  • Core
Zagreb
Velika Gorica
Croatia
  • Mentor
Busan
Busan
Korea
  • Challenge
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Core
Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä
Finland
  • Mentor
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
Netherlands
  • Core
Coastal Towns Association
Coastal Towns Association
Italy
  • Core
Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
  • Core
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Greece
  • Core
Arad
Arad
Romania