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Singapore tops world Smart City Index again, lauded for handling of Covid-19

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The Straits Times


SINGAPORE - The Republic has topped the Smart City Index for the second year running, with the team behind the ranking saying the smart cities heading the list had handled the Covid-19 pandemic better.


This year's rankings took into account how 109 cities tapped technology in a lasting way to manage the coronavirus outbreak.


Singapore's response to the crisis was noteworthy, said Swiss business school Institute of Management Development (IMD) on Thursday (Sept 17).


The survey findings noted that a central pillar of Singapore's success has been its "resilience and promptness when confronted with the unexpected challenges brought by the pandemic".


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