Tagged: Urban Platforms
March 22, 2016 at 12:51 pm #4663
Urban Platforms - the ‘brain’ of the city - is increasingly in the conversation. However what experience, what framework, and what guidance do cities need?
A 2015 survey of EU cities indicated that a very small proportion of cities (<20%) have got some form of urban platform. That many saw the need; however were not clear on how to start. And that (business case &) funding, capability, and the ability to work across city ‘silos’ were big hurdles.
Is this a city priority? (It would appear to be an important enabler). And what should national and international SDOs do to support market adoption?
March 30, 2016 at 10:05 pm #4676
Graham’s concerns are well-founded. The city leaders engaged in launching and promoting smart=city initiatives may not be overly concernd with the platform, but it might be a critical success factor for their efforts.
As you read one to the following clip….
….consider how much could Bristol benefit from a platform approach.
Which cities have done this — and which have done it well?
March 31, 2016 at 8:19 am #4677
Boston has also been doing some impressive things
what I like about Boston’s work is the cascade from desired outcomes thru services, assets (incl IoT), to data (for operations, and performance)
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