At a Webinar held on May 17, 2022, IRIS Lighthouse Cities Utrecht, Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, and Gothenburg presented how they use the local City Innovation Platforms (CIP) in the journey toward smart cities.
The cities shared lessons learned in the following three pillars:
- Technologies: As urban data platforms need to achieve interoperability of data, systems, and services between different actors, it is important for the cities to implement vendor-neutral and technology agnostic components that anybody can use them and integrate them into existing systems
- Onboarding process and governance: Different stakeholders with different interests have to work together in an urban data platform. To establish broad support for the City Innovation Platform, it has to facilitate the demands and requirements of these different stakeholders.
- Standard data models: Although common data standards and data models may not be perfect, they promote interoperability and replicability without having to reproduce all the details of an entire vertical.