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Al Madinah obtains the certificate of the Early Adoption of ISO (IOS37122) standard on indicators for smart cities

Al Madinah obtains the certificate of the Early Adoption of ISO (IOS37122) standard on indicators for smart cities

"Al Madinah has obtained the certificate of the Early Adoption of ISO (IOS37122) standard - Indicators for smart cities from the World Council on City Data, after it has been recently awarded the certificate of ISO (ISO37120) on measuring indicators for sustainable development and the quality of life in cooperation with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). After it has obtained this certificate, Al Madinah is among the top ten cities around the globe to early adopt the ISO standard on indicators for smart cities – according to the Smart Cities Index in the World Council on Smart City Data, and is the first Arab and Asian city in this field. On behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al Madinah Region and Chairman of the MDA, His Deputy, Prince Saud bin Khalid Al Faisal has attended, via a virtual call, the ceremony of awarding this certificate to Al Madinah, in the presence of the President of the World Council on City Data, Patricia McCarney, and His Excellency Eng. Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Blehshi, the Mayor of Al Madinah and the CEO of the MDA. His Highness, the Deputy Governor of Al Madinah, commended the measures taken by the MDA's Urban Observatory to insert Al Madinah into the list of the world cities competing in the fields of smart cities and innovation, in line with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The ISO standards on indicators for smart cities contribute to improving the quality of life for residents and visitors of Al Madinah, by measuring the progress in smart city indicators compared to world cities, working to improve the outcomes of social, economic and environmental sustainability, and supporting the adoption of policies and practices in digital and public services, which contributes to developing infrastructure, facilitating growth and innovation services, strengthening developmental planning programs around the whole region, and supporting the general trend for building an innovative digital economy that is ready to face future challenges. It should be noted that the World Council on City Data is an organization concerned in improving the quality of urban, economic and social data for cities around the world. It aims to create a unified platform that reviews data and benchmarks between participating cities, so that these indicators can be utilized to develop plans and measure urban and developmental performance, thus contributing to improving the quality of life for residents."