This report by the European Data Portal, investigates the Open Data Initiatives in eight medium-sized European cities: Dublin, Florence, Gdansk, Ghent, Helsinki, Thessaloniki and Vilnius. Overall, this report shows that not only Europe’s most prominent cities like Barcelona and Paris – as featured in a previous report of the same entity – are maturing on their Open Data journey, but that also medium-sized cities are taking bold steps on their Open Data journey.
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, created by the JRC of the European Commission, is a new tool to monitor and assess the performance of ‘Cultural and Creative Cities’ in Europe vis-à-vis their peers using both quantitative and qualitative data. This first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor shows how well 168 selected cities in 30 European countries
Urban Land Institute to Partner with 100 Resilient Cities to Help Improve Resilience of Urban Areas Globally
Last week, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, becoming part of its Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will offer expertise on
In this article, Richard Florida describes how tech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars, but now they’re tearing those cities apart. Urban areas provide the diversity, creative energy, cultural richness
This report, entitled The Urban Unconnected: Challenging, efforts, and opportunities on the path towards a digital society, explores the levels of urban and rural connectivity across eight major countries and uncovers the challenges faced and the initiatives being implemented by five of the world’s major cities. The research was commissioned by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) to the research and consulting firm IHS Markit.
This white paper, entitled The Role of Digital Utilities in Smart Cities: Leveraging Utility Information and Communication Technologies, has been recently published by Electric Power Research Network (EPRI). It describes a framework for how the digital utility can provide additional value for customers by leveraging existing ICT systems for greater public benefit.
Open Data portals are in place, increasingly backed by solid Open Data policies. Cities have an important role to play here. This report investigates the Open Data initiatives in eight medium-sized European cities, after having analysed Open Data initiatives in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna in a previous report. Cities covered in this report include Dublin, Florence, Gdansk, Ghent, Helsinki, Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Vilnius.