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Three California Cities Among U.S. Top 10 ‘Best Prepared for Future’

A technology company evaluated major cities in the U.S. and Europe to determine which ones are “best prepared for a smarter future.”

A study from a real-estate technology company, ProptechOS, has ranked three California cities among the top 10 U.S. municipalities considered “best prepared for a smarter future.”

Austin, Texas, landed as No. 1. Dallas ranked seventh.

To come up with the top 10 list, the study considered 100 cities from the U.S. and Europe and examined 11 specific metrics that fell into three categories: tech infrastructure and connectivity, including Wi-Fi and 5G network availability; a tech-driven job market, or the number of tech jobs; and green infrastructure, such as electric vehicle sustainability.

The study also collated data from major European cities to determine which are best prepared for a “smart city” future. On this list, London ranked No. 1, scoring considerably high in its connectivity infrastructure and green infrastructure categories.

The capital of England also bested cities across Europe and the U.S. for its green infrastructure, with around 2,600 public-access EV chargers and nearly 5,000 green-certified buildings, according to the study.

Here are the 10 smartest cities in the U.S., along with their overall score:

Austin — 75.4

Los Angeles — 74.5

Seattle — 73.3

San Francisco — 72.9

Atlanta — 72.5

Washington, D.C. — 70.9

Dallas — 69.6

New York City — 69.3

San Jose — 69.2

Portland, Ore. — 69.2

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