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Smarter Together: Progressing Smart Data Platforms in Lyon, Munich, and Vienna

E207-02—Research Unit of Building Physics, Institute of Material Technology, Building Physics, and Building Ecology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria
SPL Lyon Confluence, 73, Rue Smith, 69002 Lyon, France
Transport Department, City of Stockholm, Tekniska Nämndhuset, Fleminggatan 4, 112 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Section I—IT Strategy and IT Governance/IT Controlling (STRAC), Department for Information and Telecommunications Technology, A2—E/O-Gov and Smart City, City of Munich, 80992 Munich, Germany
Métropole de Lyon, 20, rue du Lac CS 33569, CEDEX 3, 69505 Lyon, France
Chief Executive Office, Executive Group for Organisation, Safety and Security, Process Management and ICT-Strategy, City of Vienna, Rathausstraße 8, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Vienna Digital, City of Vienna, Stadlauer Straße 54 and 56, 1220 Vienna, Austria
Center for Energy, Digital Resilient Cities, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Photovoltaic Department, Hespul, 14 Place Jules Ferry, 69006 Lyon, France
Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity Unit, Environmental Research & Innovation Department, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), 5, Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Via Flaminia 72, 00196 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editors: Barry Hayes and Vahid Hosseinnezhad
Energies 2021, 14(4), 1075;
Received: 12 January 2021 / Revised: 8 February 2021 / Accepted: 10 February 2021 / Published: 18 February 2021
In a context where digital giants are increasingly influencing the actions decided by public policies, smart data platforms are a tool for collecting a great deal of information on the territory and a means of producing effective public policies to meet contemporary challenges, improve the quality of the city, and create new services. Within the framework of the Smarter Together project, the cities of Lyon (France), Munich (Germany), and Vienna (Austria) have integrated this tool into their city’s metabolism and use it at different scales. Nevertheless, the principle remains the same: the collection (or even dissemination) of internal and external data to the administration will enable the communities, companies, not-for-profit organizations, and civic administrations to “measure” the city and identify areas for improvement in the territory. Furthermore, through open data logics, public authorities can encourage external partners to become actors in territorial action by using findings from the data to produce services that will contribute to the development of the territory and increase the quality of the city and its infrastructure. Nevertheless, based on data that is relatively complex to extract and process, public data platforms raise many legal, technical, economic, and social issues. The cities either avoided collecting personal data or when dealing with sensitive data, use anonymized aggregated data. Cocreation activities with municipal, commercial, civil society stakeholders, and citizens adopted the strategies and tools of the intelligent data platforms to develop new urban mobility and government informational services for both citizens and public authorities. The data platforms are evolving for transparent alignment with 2030 climate-neutrality objectives while municipalities strive for greater agility to respond to disruptive events like the COVID-19 pandemic. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city initiatives; big data; lighthouse cities; data management system; urban modeling smart city initiatives; big data; lighthouse cities; data management system; urban modeling
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Morishita-Steffen, N.; Alberola, R.; Mougeot, B.; Vignali, É.; Wikström, C.; Montag, U.; Gastaud, E.; Lutz, B.; Hartmann, G.; Pfaffenbichler, F.X.; Hainoun, A.; Gaiddon, B.; Marvuglia, A.; Andreucci, M.B. Smarter Together: Progressing Smart Data Platforms in Lyon, Munich, and Vienna. Energies 2021, 14, 1075.

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Morishita-Steffen N, Alberola R, Mougeot B, Vignali É, Wikström C, Montag U, Gastaud E, Lutz B, Hartmann G, Pfaffenbichler FX, Hainoun A, Gaiddon B, Marvuglia A, Andreucci MB. Smarter Together: Progressing Smart Data Platforms in Lyon, Munich, and Vienna. Energies. 2021; 14(4):1075.

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Morishita-Steffen, Naomi, Rémi Alberola, Baptiste Mougeot, Étienne Vignali, Camilla Wikström, Uwe Montag, Emmanuel Gastaud, Brigitte Lutz, Gerhard Hartmann, Franz Xaver Pfaffenbichler, Ali Hainoun, Bruno Gaiddon, Antonino Marvuglia, and Maria Beatrice Andreucci. 2021. "Smarter Together: Progressing Smart Data Platforms in Lyon, Munich, and Vienna" Energies 14, no. 4: 1075.

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