Abstract - Smart city rankings represent a means for cities to improve the life quality of their inhabitants in a competitive context. Some of the indicators considered in these evaluations are related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). However, the impact of such projects is not usually measured. This study assesses smart city ranking of a few Chilean cities and evaluates the impact of three ICT Projects. For this purpose, authors, based on their previous study, recalculate the smart cities indicators. The results show that the individual impact is rather low, but the impact increases considering several projects. Furthermore, to significantly improve the ranking, a substantial investment is required. This work is intended to serve as a decision tool to assist government agencies in their planning and investment promotion.
Keywords—ICTs; smart city; assessment; ranking; methodology