Tallinn is one of the world’s 17 most outstanding cities of the future

Cognizant’s latest published codex reveals the top cities where the jobs of the future are emerging in the current age of automation, algorithms and artificial intelligence, and what makes these places the hubs of innovation and new ideas. Cognizant calls Tallinn a digital powerhouse for Europe, where the goal of the government has been to quickly digitize the society, the Internet access is a fundamental human right and children learn programming at school.

Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart said: “I am very pleased that Tallinn has been recognised as one of the world’s 17 most outstanding cities of the future. Our long-term strategy “Tallinn 2035″ sees the future Tallinn as a green, smart and open global city, with a human friendly urban space for forward-facing people who value their heritage.”

The report notes that Estonia ranks among the top three countries in Europe in terms of the number of start-ups per capita. Tallinn is an international city that offers a wide range of opportunities for remote working with the help of a brilliant digital infrastructure. In addition, Cognizant lists a good availability of free wireless internet connection, a high data security level and the possibility to start a business quickly and easily from one’s PC as the strengths of Tallinn.

The report specifically highlights the creative quarter of Telliskivi, the transformation of the architecture during the previous regime, the area of ​​Noblessner Harbour, the Old Town and the strategic location of Tallinn near Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Russia.

In total, the report has highlighted 21 out of 150 possible locations where Cognizant estimates that future history is already being written. The list includes both large and small places that share the desire and preconditions to create future jobs.

The report claims that in addition to Tallinn, the Places of the Future are Atlanta, Portland and Sacramento in the United States, Toronto in Canada, São Paulo in Brazil, Dundee in Scotland, Lisbon in Portugal, Silicon Wadi in Israel, Lagos in Nigeria, Nairobi in Kenya, Wellington in New-Zealand, Songdo in South Korea, Da Nang in Vietnam, the district of Haidian of the Chinese capital Beijing, Shenzhen in China and the city of Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala.


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