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Report: Making Citizen-Generated Data Work

A new report, published by the Open Knowledge International, asks what makes citizens and others want to produce and use citizen-generated data. Continue reading…

Roadmap: A Cloud for Global Good

a-cloud-for-global-goodMicrosoft published a roadmap to help policymakers take full advantage of the transformational benefits of the cloud. The roadmap contains a set of 78 recommendations in 15 policy categories that will provide the foundation for a regulatory environment that leads to a trusted, responsible, and inclusive cloud. Continue reading…

Wise Council: Insights from the cutting edge of data-driven local government

wise_councilThis report, published by Nesta UK, profiles some of the most pioneering uses of data in UK local government. It uses case study research to explore the many and various ways in which councils are already using data to make their services more effective, manage budget cuts and support the local economy. Continue reading…

Smart City Playbook commissioned by Nokia

nokia smart city playbookThis report developed by Machina Research on behalf of Nokia examines the strategies of 22 cities as they become smart, safe and sustainable. It distils three different smart city approaches and highlights key developments in technology and business models which have helped cities become smarter. Continue reading…

Opening up the smart city: The smarticipate platform

smarticipate logoThrough smarticipate citizens will be given access to data about their city, enabling them to better support the decision-making process. Local governments will have the means to tap into the ingenuity of their residents, gaining valuable ideas. This two-way feedback makes cities more democratic and dynamic. Residents will also play an active role in verifying and contributing to data. Continue reading…

Ebook: The Global Impact of Open Data

open-data-bookOpen data has spurred economic innovation, social transformation, and fresh forms of political and government accountability in recent years, but few people understand how open data works. This comprehensive report, developed with support from Omidyar Network, presents detailed case studies of open data projects throughout the world, along with in-depth analysis of what works and what doesn’t. Continue reading…

Sustainable, Climate-resilient and Vibrant Cities: Good Practices from Covenant of Mayors signatories

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In their publication Sustainable, Climate-resilient and Vibrant Cities: Good Practices, Covenant of Mayors signatories present some of the best practices of European cities that show how combining adaptation and mitigation measures can help cities make better planning decisions and solve key challenges. Continue reading…

Empowering Cities: How Citizens and Businesses are Driving Smart Cities

c1016philipslightingslide-03Empowering cities: The real story of how citizens and businesses are driving smart cities is a research program developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), on behalf of Philips Lighting, to assess the progress of cities toward adopting smart technologies. Continue reading…

HPE on Smart cities and the Internet of Things

smart_cities_connected_objectsIn this white paper, Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares its analysis and vision for smart cities founded on its 50-year experience in ICT transformations. HPE sees the Internet of Things (IoT) as a key enabler in the transformation towards smart cities and notes how the HPE Universal IoT Platform can support municipalities in that transformation. Continue reading…

Citizen Engagement in a Smart City

Basic RGBEngaged citizens are so critical to the success of a smart city that the Smart Cities Council have devoted a three-part series to developing it. Continue reading…