More and more people, more traffic, more energy consumption and increasing attention for sustainable solutions. We want to live in a safe, sustainable, resilient and attractive city. This calls for new technologies in the areas of safety, health, energy and mobility in our cities.
By deploying new technologies, such a city can become reality: the city becomes a 'smart city'. To realize a smart city, it is necessary to look for solutions that contribute to a city where people and machines work together. The Dutch Practice Guideline 'Open Urban Platforms' can help with this.
Digital transformation in urban environments
A digital transformation is taking place in urban environments. A very important part of that transformation is the use of data. When data is opened up, it becomes possible for public and private parties to develop applications. Data is used to make better decisions, which also include other sources. Many applications now have a specific focus with a so-called vertical area of application. Think of smart parking, smart buildings and smart air environment.
Open Urban Platform
The Open Urban Platform (OUP) concept promotes thinking about the coherence of the digital infrastructure, services and applications in the city based on generally accepted frameworks, guidelines and principles and legal and ethical principles.
Experts from various municipalities, industry parties and knowledge institutes have at the NEN Standardization Advisory Group - Smart Cities worked on a guideline to strengthen joint development and procurement of Open Urban Platforms. The Dutch Practice Guideline 'Open Urban Platform' (NPR 8284) guideline provides concrete guidelines for:
- Ensuring interoperability and data portability in a smart city;
- Deploying an Open Urban Platform (OUP) as a trusted infrastructure for digital services in the city;
- Owned by OUPs;
- The role of the municipality in an OUP.
The NPR 'Open Urban Platforms' is relevant for different groups of professionals, including: Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, strategic advisors, project leaders, researchers and IT specialists at municipalities and other (semi-) governments, universities and other knowledge institutions, and in business, from multinationals via SMEs to start-ups.
Would you also like to participate in agreements about Smart Cities?
Are you a representative at a large or small municipality and do you work on smart city issues? Digital solutions provider? SME with knowledge of the subject? Ideas or solutions for the normalization of smart cities? We are looking for parties who want to participate in the advisory group. For more information about Smart Cities, please contact Remco Perotti, secretary SAG-SC, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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