Shanghai is one of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People's Republic of China. The city is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze River, with the Huangpu River flowing through it. With a population of 24.89 million as of 2021, Shanghai is the most populous urban area in China and the most populous city proper in the world. It is the only city in East Asia with a GDP greater than its corresponding capital. Shanghai has been one of the world’s major centers for finance, business and economics, research, education, science and technology, manufacturing, tourism, culture, dining, art, fashion, sports, and transportation, and the Port of Shanghai is the world’s busiest container port.
Smart City Projects
Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Shanghai Shentong Metro Group is a strategic partner of SenseTime. SenseTime provided smart vision capabilities for its metro lines. ​With the first intelligent metro station slated to be launched in 2020, SenseTime enables customer traffic flow analysis and alert system, personnel management, one-touch intelligent recognition, staff attendance management, and the transformation of side access doors for users who have the rights to free transit. Shentong also deployed SenseTime's face scan terminal, stranger alert, and face unlock entry-exit functions at its new building.
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What made Shanghai the world’s No.1 Smart City ?

Smart cities are becoming a major focus across the globe. The EU Commission defines a smart city as ‘A place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital solutions for the benefit of its inhabitants and business. It means smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply and waste disposal facilities, more efficient ways to light and heat buildings and brilliant governance’. For this, the smart city strategy has to fit into the qualitative upgrade of the city by ticking all the boxes such as innovation, technology, economic growth and sustainable development. In short, it is a new urban utopia.