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  • Ramallah, Palestine: Smart City, Freedom Through Technology

    2018-07-30

    Situated in the central West Bank, Ramallah, a word derived from the terms of height and "Allah" -- Arabic for God, is a Palestinian city at an average elevation of 880 meters above sea level. The city has experienced rapid growth since 199…

  • Tel Aviv, Israel: The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality Residents Club - "Digitel"

    2018-07-30

    A street view in Tel Aviv, Israel. [Photo provided to guangzhouaward.org]As an upsurge of smart city construction sweeps across the world, a city in the Middle East has come under the spotlight. Tel Aviv, a center of 51.8-sq-km, stood out from 250 ot…

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: A World Leading Emergency Control Center

    2018-07-30

    An aerial view ofSantos Dumont Airport,the second majorairportservingRio de Janeiro,Brazil. [Photo provided to guangzhouaward.org]Located on the Atlantic coast in Southeastern Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the largest port city in the country and has bec…

  • Aviles, Spain: Connectivity – The Key to a Smart City

    2018-07-30

    Faro de San Juan, Aviles. [Photo by Tomas Fano/whereisasturias.com]Aviles, adjoining the Bay of Biscay, is an important port city in northwest Spain. Well-known for its architecture in various styles, exquisite sculpture and rich festival activities,…