Is "Urban Platform" guidance a city priority?

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    Graham Colclough

    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?

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    Gordon Feller

    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?

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    Graham Colclough

    Thanks Gordon

    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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