|Da Nang is honoured for unique, creative smart city initiative (Photo: VNA)
In its “2020/2021 Top 50 Smart City Governments” publication released on March 31, the institute also celebrated Da Nang as one of the five outstanding smart cities in Asia-Pacific, the Da Nang Department of Information and Communications said on April 2. Da Nang is the only Vietnamese city honoured in this second edition of the publication, according to the department. The study focuses specifically on the role of city governments as a key driver of smart city development. Beyond the efficacy and outcomes of technological solutions, the study hopes to shed light on the importance of strategy, leadership, people-centricity, policies, ecosystems, incentives, and talent in determining the success and effectiveness of technologies deployed in smart cities.