Top Digital Cities

The world and the way we live in it has changed dramatically since the emergence of digital marketing in the 20th century. Digital is in our homes, our workplaces, and in the communities where we reside – all with the common goal of improving our way of life.  Digital cities – open, transparent, and collaborative areas that adopt and utilize digital technologies – are popping up across the globe. The objective of a digital city is to improve the quality of life of its residents by advancing the way it delivers service and supports these services through skilled digital marketers and technologists. Digital cities find innovative solutions to urban issues by involving residents and serving them by responding to their expectations and concerns.

The top 10 characteristics of a digital city: Open, mobile, engaged, collaborative, secure, staffed/supported, connected, efficient, resilient, and use of innovation and best practices.  Just as modern conveniences of smart TVs, smartphones, and smart home devices have helped make day-to-day living more seamless, digital cities are accomplishing similar feats; only on a community scale.

These cities were first developed and became operational in Europe and Asia from the 1990s to 2000s.

Did you know the first digital city acknowledged in the United States was Honolulu in 2001?  As a Digital Marketing Professional, you may want to spend some time looking at the cities below to see if you are at home, or may want to consider a move.

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