Data management

Are open data programs really a good fit for cities?

Fri, 2018-10-12 04:10 -- Doug Peeples

The number of cities establishing open data programs is growing quickly as city governments realize how beneficial they can be for managing their operations, identifying and correcting problems and encouraging citizen engagement. Read our story from Smart Cities Week Washington, D.C. to learn more.

NYC's open data platform: turning a big, bright light on how the city works

Fri, 2018-09-28 05:47 -- Doug Peeples

New York City's government is very serious about sharing its data with the public, and it's not just a nod to transparency. The city sees its data as a resource anyone — from teachers and business owners to artists and students — can use to create value and do good things in their communities.

How public data is making European cities smarter

Thu, 2018-09-13 19:49 -- SCC Europe Staff

Ten medium-sized European cities—including Bruges, Delft and Mechelen—have partnered up with Cambridge Cleantech to develop solutions for urban environment challenges revolving around one main concept: open data. Here’s how these cities are looking at public service information in a new way, tapping into a market estimated to have a €300 billion value to tackle issues from parking to air quality.

Cluj-Napoca: the “Silicon Valley” of Eastern Europe

Tue, 2018-08-14 21:11 -- SCC Europe Staff

In an effort to solve public problems and promote sustainable development, Cluj-Napoca is boosting “economic engines” in the creative industries and university sector. Let’s take a look at how Romania’s second city is stepping up as a technology hub that’s been nicknamed the “Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe.”

Is the planning profession ready for the future?

Wed, 2018-07-04 06:44 -- David Batchelor

If urban planning is to remain effective in guiding the development and growth of the technology-laden smart cities of the future, planners will likely have to become more tech-savvy to make the most of new forms of data and its sources in their decision making. Read our story for key insights from Wellington planner David Batchelor.

KC's smart city lesson: Build on your successes (and your data)

Fri, 2018-06-08 03:02 -- Doug Peeples

With several smart city successes already under its belt, Kansas City is expanding its efforts to improve basic services, shrink the digital divide and more. And city officials are very much relying on data — and a new public/private partnership — to help them do it.