A Starter Kit for Data-Smart Cities
Harvard’s Data-Smart City Solutions initiative published a guide that highlights resources to help answer questions that a new Chief Data Officer or other government data leader might have about the best way to move toward a data-driven enterprise.
The guide contains resources that currently answer the following questions:
BEFORE YOU START
- How do you evaluate your city’s readiness for data-driven government?
- What are effective organizational models for data offices?
- How can you inventory the data resources your city already has?What leading cities can you look to for advice?
- What leading cities can you look to for advice?
- How can you create a strategic data plan?
- How do you use metadata?
- How do you open data?
- How do you negotiate data sharing?
- How do you protect privacy?
- How can you engage residents in data efforts?
- How can you foster external use of open data?
GETTING STARTED WITH ANALYTICS
- How do you create a vision for analytics in your city?
- How do you define a service model for analytics in your city?
- What kinds of operational questions can you answer with data?
- How do you analyze if a use case idea is a good fit for an analytics solution?
- How do you staff an analytics team?
- How can you train city staff in data skills?
This guide will evolve over time; please email Data-Smart City Solutions with questions you would like answered or resources to add to this list.