Future Citie - Catapult City as Datavore

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How does the city use data to optimize services and provide the raw material for innovation?

 
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Why it's important

Data is an increasingly valuable economic asset and forms an important raw material both for civic innovation and for a growing number of businesses.

Cities produce a great deal of data, relating to everything from school results to bus timetables and energy consumption. The range, volume and frequency of data are growing rapidly as cities start to install sensors into everything from streetlights to parking bays.

High-performing cities are finding ways to turn this ‘big data’ into smart data, by building it into their decision making and using it to optimise services. Inevitably, they require the assistance of innovative businesses to do this.

Opening this data and inviting outsiders to engage with it is equally important, and can lead to a new source of economic growth for a city.

What we looked for in cities
Capture and analyse city data
Open city data to the public
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Use data analytics to optimise city services

Using advanced data analytics in smart ways can reveal opportunities to optimise services and improve the livelihoods of citizens.
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Publish open data

Publishing machine-readable data under and open licence allows entrepreneurs to create new services and businesses.
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Publish live data with appropriate APIs

Regularly monitoring, updating and publishing live data with APIs allows entrepreneurs to create services with advanced functionality.
Capture and analyse city data
1
Use data analytics to optimise city services
Using advanced data analytics in smart ways can reveal opportunities to optimise services and improve the livelihoods of citizens.
Open city data to the public
2
Publish open data
Publishing machine-readable data under and open licence allows entrepreneurs to create new services and businesses.
3
Publish live data with appropriate APIs
Regularly monitoring, updating and publishing live data with APIs allows entrepreneurs to create services with advanced functionality.
INSIGHTS FROM LEADING CITIES
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The City of Amsterdam has developed a significant portfolio of smart city projects. The city dashboard draws on the open data made available and displays this on a single dashboard accessible to everyone.

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Siemens and partners are creating a ‘smart’ city in Vienna, Austria, a living lab that will test designs and systems for intelligent cities of the future. By opening up the Aspern district as a testbed, new solutions are being developed in intelligent traffic solutions, green buildings, water management and smart grid infrastructure.

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The Greater London Authority has launched the second version of its pioneering London Datastore. It now contains 850 datasets with open APIs covering 16 themes from employment and skills to transparency and health, allowing entrepreneurs the opportunity to use the data to create new businesses and solve city problems.