The Urban Data Platform is a joint initiative of the Directorate General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) and the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission. It aims to provide access to information on the status and trends of European cities and their surrounding regions. The cities currently included in the Urban Data Platform correspond to the EU-OECD definition ‘A city is a local administrative unit where the majority of the population lives in an urban centre of at least 50 000 inhabitants’.
The Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC) is a city-driven, non-profit organisation. The overall objective is to create a Smart City market. OASC was founded in January 2015 and came to life with the first wave of cities joining in March 2015. OASC continues to grow.
In 2016, the Board and the City of Toronto partnered in the creation of a Smart Cities Working Group to identify how the City can leverage information and communication technologies (ICT) and digital connectivity to enhance the quality and performance of city services, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with citizens. The working group is charged with developing an Smart asset inventory and an integrated Smart City roadmap for Toronto that incorporates local innovations and international best practices.
Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve challenges and improve city life. They aim to position Dublin as a world leader in the development of new urban solutions, using open data, and with the city region as a test bed.
Objectives: Provide Better Services, Promote Innovative Solutions, Improve Economic Activity, Increase Collaboration and Engagement.
The Mayor's Office of Data Analytics (MODA) is New York City's civic intelligence centre. MODA aggregates and analyses data from across city agencies to more effectively address public safety, and quality of life issues. The office uses analytical tools to prioritise risk more strategically, deliver services more efficiently, enforce laws more effectively and increase transparency. For example, during Hurricane Sandy, which displaced an eighth of NYC's population, the city's response was managed through analytics.
ZenCity is a platform for understanding people in the city on a wide scale. With the use of advanced AI algorithms, the company collects and analyzes hundreds of thousands of interactions from social media, city hotlines, and many other sources to provide stakeholders with detailed insights about how citizens view and use the city in real time.
The Tel-Aviv-Yafo Municipality Innovation Program, launched in 2016, is a unique program designed to generate and support innovation amongst the 12,000 employees of the municipality and its 50 municipal companies. This new and innovative program model invites 30-35 people from different departments and municipal companies to participate in a 3-month program designed to transform ideas from different municipal areas into innovative, practical projects to be adopted into urban processes, policies and programs.
DigiTel is a personalized web and mobile communication platform which provides residents with individually tailored, location-specific, life situation-based information and services.
The platform facilitates a direct and holistic connection between the city and its residents, from alerting residents to neighborhood road works to sending targeted reminders for school registration and offering discounts which facilitate access to the many cultural events taking place in the city.
Beijing was chosen as a pilot city during the” EU-China partnership on Urbanization-2013- Smart City Sub Forum”. It aims to develop smarter services in healthcare, payments, traffic and living for instance, which should greatly improve people’s day to day lives. Beijing Smart Government cloud data center is a major demonstration project for cloud computing services under the "Lucky Cloud Project", the project provides a full series of products, including server, storage device, switch, and security device, firewall, and cloud platform.
The project was to deploy a comprehensive analysis and command platform to interconnect applications and eradicate information silos, deploy application systems, including Smart City management platform, Digital City management platform, Emergency Command platform, Smart Hospital, and Safe City.The project also focused on dynamic allocation of resources based on IoT and cloud computing Unified monitoring and optimized camera distribution: enables collaboration and linkage of multiple peripheral units (PUs) and multi-platforms; able to deploy strategically by connecting the system with the p