NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM's Future Cities today has released the first data-driven ranking of the 10 smartest cities in the Asia/Pacific region. The research report, published exclusively with Future Cities, was compiled by acclaimed urban and climate strategist Boyd Cohen, who has previously established rankings of North American and European cities using a holistic tool for developing and implementing smart cities strategies.
"The rankings represent the next phase in the development of tools like my Smart Cities Wheel or the City Protocol, which aspire to encourage benchmarking and knowledge amongst cities and smart cities professionals," said Cohen. "I look forward to ongoing collaborations with UBM's Future Cities in the publication of insights and rankings regarding emerging practices in city innovation."
"Many regional rankings focus on a single feature or function, such as 'greenness,' IT, or infrastructure. Cohen's research evaluates a range of key criteria, producing a comprehensive evaluation of the most livable, intelligent cities," said Nicole Ferraro, Editor in Chief of UBM's Future Cities. "We're proud to publish this ranking of cities in the Asia/Pacific region and believe it will serve as a helpful guide for anyone focused on urbanization and sustainability."
The list of the smartest cities in Asia/Pacific includes Hong Kong, Auckland, Osaka, and Kuala Lumpur, among others. The full report, including data sources and methodology, is available here: http://www.ubmfuturecities.com/document.asp?doc_id=524106.Future Cities is a multi-sponsored site published by UBM DeusM. Contact Amy Averbook UBM DeusM Marketing Director(917) 743-2693 email@example.com About UBM DeusMUBM DeusM ( www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than thirty-five successful sites and online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers. About UBM Tech UBM Tech ( http://www.ubm.com/tech) is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. About UBM plcUBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com SOURCE UBM's Future Cities