More city level data is crucial to improve city economies and make cities better places to live and work. Collecting and sharing such data will allow identification of the opportunities and weaknesses individual cities face, which in turn will allow for more effective and efficient policy development to improve the way in which cities function and deliver economic growth.
Open data and big data can be used to deliver a vast range of benefits, from reducing congestion and pollution to improving service response times and safety.
|Case study||Policy aim||Location||Country||Lead organisation(s)|
|1. Utilising data to improve public transport||Delivering efficient services using data||London||UK||Transport of London|
|2. Realising local data on population||Delivering efficient services using data||London||UK||Lambeth Council|
|3. Mapping public assets and data||Delivering efficient services using data||Greater Manchester||UK||Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership|
|4. Breaking down administrative barriers to open data||Delivering efficient services using data||New York City||US||New York City Council|
|5. Running competitions to find new uses to open data||Raise awareness about open data and increase demand||Various cities||US||The Knight News Challenge|
|6. Sharing data to improve the public transport network||Delivering efficient services using data||Dublin||Ireland||Dublin City Council, IBM|
|7. Creating a real time map of road conditions||Delivering efficient services using data||Boston||US||The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics|
|8. Collecting big data using sensors||Delivering efficient services using data||Santander||Spain||University of Cantabria, European Commission|
|9. Analysing congestion using phone location data||Delivering efficient services using data||Abidjan||Ivory Coast||Orange, IBM|
|10. Creating a city operation centre to connect data||Delivering efficient services using data||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, IBM|
|11. Creating an open data platform with real time information||Delivering efficient services using data||Glasgow||UK||Glasgow City Council, Technology Strategy Board|
|12. Capitalising on a broadband cable ducting network||Delivering efficient services using data||Bristol||UK||Bristol is Open|
|13. Bringing individuals, communities and tech companies together||Delivering efficient services using data||Bristol||UK||Bristol City Council, Technology Strategy Board|