Rotterdam has been voted one of the Smart Cities 2014. The quarterly magazine The New Economy has given Smart Cities Awards to twenty cities all over the world who qualify as ‘cities of the future’ in the area of sustainable development. The New Economy praised Rotterdam for its efforts to protect itself against climate change and bolster its image as the most sustainable port city in the world.
Rotterdam is proud to be given the title of ‘smart city’. Mayor Aboutaleb: “In conjunction with universities and colleges and the corporate world, Rotterdam is finding solutions to the challenges that increasingly face all modern urban areas. A good example is our approach to water, which has made us the most prominent and innovative water-knowledge city in the world.”