Guest post by Rebecca Siggers
Since the introduction of technology, some cities have been working around the clock to achieve technological and architectural facelift. It has made them rise through the ranks and become the world’s most modern cities. Most of them are known for their remarkable economic growth, sustainable resources, super-speed trains, and robotics, among others. Below is a list of the top 10 most modern cities in the world and what makes them so precious than other cities.
The Cantonese speaking city is known to be home to several high-rises whose architectural design is stunning. The town is dedicated to improving the lives of people with billions of shillings set aside each year for research and innovation. What has made it become a modern city is their thirst for innovation and low corruption rates. Hong Kong is a place where a fantastic taxing system is in place, thus favouring local businesses. The government has also put every effort in place to ensure that the city is at the forefront of everything.
Dubai, United Arabs Emirates
Dubai can never miss in the list of the world’s most advanced cities. The place has been the centre of attention when it comes to stunning architectural designs. It’s backed up by the fact that the capital of the Emirates of Dubai owns the most significant number of cranes in the world. The other factor that favours Dubai is its location. Looking at the world map scratch you will see that the city borders a water body where one of the most artificial islands is situated. The place is also home to Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai Mall and the 10th busiest airport in the world.
San Francisco, USA
The city of Francisco is known for amazing things, including being home to several unicorn companies and other world-class businesses. It has grown through the ranks thanks to features such as an electrical grid operating on renewable energy and various spots for charging electric cars. It is also known to have super-fast internet services, smart parking, and many vehicle sharing systems. Time and again San Francisco has been ranked as the world’s best city to live in.
London, United Kingdom
You cannot mention a list of smart cities without mentioning Britain’s capital. The area is known to be the nerve centre of the United Kingdom. In a bid to use fossil fuel, residents in London are always asked to utilize pub transport. Apart from incredible architectural designs, fascinating tourist destinations, and several research centres, London is also home to the world’s biggest Wi-Fi networks. It is also known for smart packing and fantastic urban planning.
Paris is a cultural centre, a fashion powerhouse and one of the most modern cities in the world, thanks to its breathtaking streets. The town is on the verge of transforming its transport system to do away with the current vehicles and use only natural gas and electric vehicles. The city also boasts of sites such as the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre Museum. What makes Paris a great place is the fact that its streets are flooded with designer clothing and high-end fashion labels.
Seol, South Korea
Seol is known to be among the cities which underwent troubling times in the medieval times. Despite that, it has grown to be a modern city with leading textile, electronics, steel, and iron industries. The place is also known to host several tourists throughout the year with places like the N Seoul Tower, the Korean War Memorial, Changdeokgung Palace, and the Namsan Park being their primary focus. It is also known to provide high-class healthcare facilities for its elderly population thanks to the smart Seol campaign.
Amsterdam has been known to be a centre of innovation. Their struggle to become a smart city saw them scoop Europe’s capital of innovation award. All of its occupants are known to have access to top-notch facilities. It is also the city that makes use of renewable energy with solar systems powering lights and billboards. The town has also successfully been able to launch incubation programs such as StartupDelta.
Stockholm in Sweden
Stockholm is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to cities with the largest amount of startups. Its strategic location and business-friendly environment make Stockholm one of the best places for starting a business. It is also known to be the headquarters of multi-million companies like Torrent, skype, and the popular Spotify. Sitting on islands connected with bridges, Stockholm seems to be the only city with a scenic location
Toronto, Canada (ADDICTED Home Base)
The largest city in Canada has been on the radar of modern cities in the world for a while now. The town boasts of advanced industries and machinery as well as petroleum. The city is known to have a great living environment thanks to its cultural diversity and beautiful scenery. The charm of Toronto cannot be avoided, and it is also known to have some of the best nightlife. The whole place is economically advanced and digitized, making it incredible.
The undisputed modern city in the world is Tokyo, Japan. The city is known to have everything that many other cities lack. It is credited to be the most digitized city with smart systems being used almost in every sector. Its transport system is fantastic, and the skyscrapers are incredible. The city is currently on the verge of coming up with an innovation that will see the operation of machinery and industries with zero carbon emissions. The green island is also incredible when it comes to fast Wi-Fi connectivity and smart parking.
That is so far the most conclusive list of top modern cities in the world. The mentioned towns are not only known for their architecture but also their amazing research, incredible taxing system, and utilization of renewable energy in almost every sector. Most of the cities have also managed to come up with a way of sustaining their economy and improving local businesses.