Santiago named smartest city in Latin America


Chile’s capital Santiago was named the smartest city in Latin America at a meeting last week, with Mexico City in second place and Colombia’s capital, Bogotá third.

In part Santiago achieved this due to Chilectra’s Smartcity Santiago initiative, which is testing a range of technologies including smart metering and electric vehicles. But smarter energy delivery and use is only one of many areas that contribute to the smartening of a city.

The ranking, by urban and climate strategist Boyd Cohen, is based on 28 indicators in six components, including government, the environment, mobility, economy, living and society.

To find out more about the top ranked smart cities in Latin America and what they have done to achieve their positions – and prepare to be surprised – read Boyd Cohen’s commentary The 8 smartest cities in Latin America.