Smart City Project
The overall focus of the Smart City project is to drive sustainability, liveability and workability in cities – with special attention to creating horizontally integrated city information hubs and enabling digital ecosystems on top of these information hubs while driving citizen engagement and social equity.
Initiatives we are working on include:
- Unleashing a vibrant city data economy through our ‘City as a Platform & the Data Economy’ work stream
- Developing and extending our comprehensive Smart City Maturity and Benchmark Model and mobile device app
- Joint work with EU-backed FiWARE aimed at building an open sustainable ecosystem around a public, royalty-free and implementation-driven data economy.
Ongoing Collaboration Work
The ongoing work is divided into a number of collaborative project areas and workstreams:
With various local stakeholders, benchmark progress in your city against best practices and develop a shared vision for the next couple of years. The smart city leader invites a handful of local experts to input evidence of progress for their city into the model (using the traditional model or through the app). The wider team and local stakeholders are then invited to score progress and set ’2-year targets’ on the four dimensions of:
- Leadership & Governance
- Stakeholder engagement and citizen focus
- An integrated approach to ICT
- Effective use of data
This workstream focuses on the joint work with EU-backed FiWARE aimed at building an open sustainable ecosystem around a public, royalty-free and implementation-driven data economy.
In this workstream our objective is to understand how to successfully launch a local city data economy, that can support innovative new start-ups and offer growth opportunities to established players, while in parallel foster the creation of meaningful services for citizens. The work stream will deliver the following results:
Key characteristics: Identify the characteristics of what makes a city platform successful – what do they have in common and what are the differences?
Conceptual framework: Define the conceptual framework and business model logic (including business use cases) to initiate, drive and sustain a City as a Platform & Economy of Data approach
Roadmap of challenges: Identify the roadmap of challenges (”blockers”) cities need to address in order to launch and operationalize the Economy of Data model
Enablers: Identify the political, business and technology levers (”enablers”) that will speed up the launch and establishment of a the model
Recommendations: Create business and technology recommendations to make it possible for many cities to share a common approach
Common denominators: Identify the least common set of building blocks that need to be agreed between cities in order to federate city platforms across the world
Innovation: Identify the inter-city innovation that can be enabled by sharing the common business and technology framework
- Legal: Identify legal constraints that may or may not limit the potential of success.
- Procurement: Identify blockers and enablers to manage agile public procurement.
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