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Urban data: a pivotal element in digital communities
This report explores the topic of smart cities from the perspective of the urban data generated by the city's various stakeholders: public and private sector players and citizens. It inventories the different sources of urban data, and examines the issues surrounding their collection, storage and processing.
The report then looks at the different ways these data can be utilised and monetised, and presents the main problems that have been identified by smart city initiatives: business models, governance, citizen involvement.
These different topics are described by drawing on multiple examples that have been tested or deployed in different cities around the globe.