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Team Members Kansas City MO, City of Bellevue WA, 100 Resilient Cities/Rockefeller Foundation, Aspenworks, Ltd, KC Digital Drive, ThinkBig Partners, Center for Innovative Technology, City Innovate Foundation, Skayl, Cisco, XAQT, University of California-Davis
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This set of 25 projects is managed by the data team and aims to address friction stakeholders experience in the deployment of or operations of IoT CyberPhysical systems. These include business case, privacy guidance, licensing frameworks, and citizen outreach. Additionally, the Data Supercluster is driven by an overarching intent to encourage grassroots, corporate and scholarly proofs of business value and economic sustainability in Smart and Secure Communities and Cities. The Data Supercluster continues to engage with industry leaders, Universities and Colleges, community leaders and solution providers to synthesize a value proposition and means to prove its economic and stakeholder value.

We're soliciting stakeholder engagement by sharing our research and relevant articles tagged by our team to help those with an Action Cluster proof in progress. Those who care to share their experiences in a Podcast format can contact Alex at aspen dot ai to participate in the Podcast series.

The DSC recognizes that regulation can impede and create friction in business and solutions. The DSC reflects the concept that a compass and map is more powerful to innovation and deployment more that step-by-step narrowly defined and approved approaches. We continue to see an acceleration in the technology used for visual processing, vibration analysis and determine the signal that is often hidden in the noise of end point data collectors.

A major trend that is shaping Data value, is the nature of interconnected Data sources, transfer points, and Cloud computing. The computing now taking place at the Edge of the network is crucial to security and privacy. By distributing the processing costs to powerful edge devices, costs decline and performance of the network is more predictable.

High value Data is available via over 2600 sites globally. The DSC vets and distributes lists of directories available for innovators to use in their Action Cluster planning and proof projects. The Data SuperCluster recognizes that Machine Learning and AI applications require high-value datasets, often provided by Cities / Communities as well as Citizens. Flexible open licensing encourage sharing and can help establish a life-cycle of value where derivative works carry a licensing framework that assures access rights to others building on the original data, inference engines, machine templates, and AI applications.

The DSC recognizes that community leaders by virtual of identifying the metrology around Smart Cities drive the evolution that supports that metrology.

By agreeing on what we measure, all cities can then apply the data in a manner that allows each of us to address our unique challenges regardless of the size, governance or location of our municipality. DSC encourages open data exchanges, that build paths between various value add functions in the emerging IoT and Internet interfaces.

In 2018, the SuperCluster merged with Data governance and exchange SuperCluster to create Data SuperCluster. Data governance and exchange is one of the primary challenges to the deployment of smart cities technologies today. The data governance challenge has two main components. Many cities have successfully implemented data management and open data solutions for public data.

There is not yet developed a comprehensive strategy for handling all of the data from thousands of IoT sensors available now and envisioned for the future. Cities are interested in IoT technology as a way to improve operations and the delivery of services. What is a standard, but flexible and customizable framework that will allow cities to use and exchange IoT data for public value while protecting public privacy and trust? GCTC’s Data governance and exchange SuperCluster aims to address the challenge of building a governance and exchange model for IoT data and a plan for governments to successfully customize and deploy it. The group will work to collect best practices and produce blueprints for data exchange and governance, as well as deployed proofs to share with other teams and stakeholders.


  • Scott Tousley,
    Chief Development Officer
    Inca Digital
  • Jason Whittet,
    Associate Director,
    Solutions Development,
    100 Resilient Cities


Applying Open Data to inform future Smart City Design.png Applying Open Data to inform future Smart City Design
In order for cities and design professionals to have a more transparent understanding of the Climate Change impacts of potential building development, they must have a tool that provides quick and facile real time calculation linked to the weather data and utility information of an area, along with the potential energy usage. Between March 2016 and 2017:
  • We would continue the development of our resource impact estimation tool, PlanIT Impact, to create design specific estimations that can be adjusted in an immersive, 3D digital space for optimal iteration and analysis.
  • We would link to local utility data to estimate ROI, creating links with energy usage and green house gas impact, as this will help to inform (and shed light on possible gaps for incentives).
  • We would apply this platform to the design and projected energy, water usage and storm water impact on a municipal building project as a prototype and replicable model of how resource impact projection affects actual usage. As an end user of Open Data and Smart City technologies, this also allows the City to showcase and realize the value of this data to their larger constituency.
Global City Team Challenge square.jpg BigClouT
BigClouT project aims at giving an analytic capability to cities exploiting available big data from sources such as IoT devices, open data, social networks, mobile applications, etc. and use them to improve the daily life of cities, their citizens and visitors. The target applications are:
  • Measuring the economic impact of large events organized in the city to the local economy, providing customized recommendations to the visitors (shopping, restaurants, sightseeing, etc.)
  • Improving the mobility of the citizens and visitors during important events such as big congresses, festivals, Olympic Games, etc.
  • Deployments and replications in 4 pilot cities in Europe and in Japan
Sanleandro PR image 5-1.png CITYDASH City-wide analytics dashboard from public and private data sources
Data analytics and insights powered by machine intelligence for 4 target city departments:
  • 311 crowd-sourced civic issues
  • Recreation and Parks programs
  • Crime reports and police data
  • Building and Engineering permits
Trimet.png CIVIC Data Platform
CIVIC is an open data platform to democratize

public information and drive meaningful engagement through neutral, nonpartisan analytics. It's built entirely by multidisciplinary teams of volunteer coders, designers and domain experts using open source technology.

ConnectedCommunities.jpeg City Insight Platform- Communities in Context
Using data from the city, state and federal level Vizalytics will create a City Insight Platform.

This will provide users with a real-time view of what is happening in a neighborhood, and can be refined by choosing which lens to view- from socio-economic indices, business climate, transportation, infrastructure, quality of life and more.

Urban Blight.jpg Combating Urban Blight in the New York Capital Region and Mohawk Valley
Urban blight is a city and regional level problem that impacts social and economic opportunities, among others, of those who live and work in cities. This project is focused on piloting a shared policy, management, and technology infrastructure that will allow four cities within the NYS capital region to share information about properties in a way that enables new insights into and action focused on urban blight. With funding from the NYS Department of State, the Cities of Schenectady, Troy, Amsterdam, and Gloversville have partnered with the Center for Technology in Government (CTG), University at Albany, to develop the technical, policy, and organizational capabilities needed within and across the cities to interrupt the cycle of blight in their communities. The results of the pilot will be made available for application regionally and statewide. Future work will include integrating additional data types (e.g. video) and sources (e.g. sensor technologies).
LeadOakland.jpg Constituent-led Public Data and IoT Utility for Urban Health Housing and Environmental Hazard Management
* Build upon a Smart City blueprint, playbook, and coalition of Oakland communities to convene, share, and learn what’s possible with data, IoT, and Smart Cities then use that knowledge to co-create projects and programs germane to each constituency, micro-community, and individual sets of needs
  • Leverage the coalitions to hunt and gather data for addition to a shared Public Data & IoT Utility to be operated and run as a shared data service for micro-communities to build political will, businesses to grow, and collective voice to be used to address micro- or meta-level risks and opportunities
  • Leverage people, processes, and technology to collectively address issues of unsafe Bay Area Housing Environments to co-create inclusive solutions and investment opportunities to resolve the housing crisis and improve health region-wide
  • Focus on short and long-term positive outcomes associated with sustainable Smart City solutions, and maintain a cadence of speed and success delivering projects to address current issues for constituents, businesses, and government agencies generated by past programs, policies, and investments like failing infrastructure, legacy lead poisoning, and institutionalized racism
CoralGables.jpg Coral Gables Smart City Hub Public Platform
The City of Coral Gables promotes the development of a smart city ecosystem that fosters innovation by bringing together through technology People, Businesses, Organizations, Things, and Systems. By leveraging strategic planning and innovation, the City’s digital transformation and smart initiatives can benefit our citizens with continual improvement to customer service and quality of life. Our smart city plan implements several interconnected and interoperable elements that include a Smart City Hub, Data Platforms, Internet of Things, and a robust and resilient technology infrastructure with high-speed communications.

Our recently launched new, work in progress, Smart City Hub is a public collaboration and open data platform that supports a beautiful and smart city. It aggregates in one place many elements: a Data Marketplace, an Application Store, Transparency Portals, Citizen Engagement tools, Enterprise Systems and eGov City Services, Internet of Things sensor data and dashboards, a Crime Intelligence Center, Data Platforms, GIS applications and open data, APIs and developer tools, and many more features and services. Together these interconnected and interoperable elements foster transparency, value creation, open data and analytics, actionable information, efficiencies, citizen engagement, mobility, accessibility, crowdsourcing, inclusion, and collaboration. Please take a few moments and visit our Smart City Hub public platform at:

KRData.jpg GO-PS Gyeonggi Open Platform for SmartCity
GO⋅PS is a smart city standard platform to utilize the element technology of the age of 4th Industrial Revolution as a means to solve urban problems.

The Gyeonggi Province of Korea, along with Gyeonggi Research Institute (GRI) and Gyeonggido Business and Science Accelerator (GBSA), is currently creating and operating an industry-academia-related consultative body to create a sustainable business model. GO⋅PS matches companies, research institutes, and academics according to the demand of public urban matters, and uses its technologies, research works, and consulting methods to create solutions for problems and have them collected on the platform. The GO・PS is currently comprised of three large departments namely, Smart Transport, Smart Energy, and Smart Healthcare. (It is planned to be expanded with more departments in the future)

SingleMarketFIWARE.png Global Digital Single Market for Smart Cities FIWARE
The project will demonstrate the potential impact of creating a digital single market for smart cities based on the adoption of a minimum common set of de-facto platform standards enabling solutions to interoperate within, and be replicable across, multiple cities.
I3Header.png I3 Consortium Action Cluster
The I3 project is creating a tool that will allow independent device owners to directly manage how the data streams from their IOT devices are delivered to applications. Opensource Project software includes support for privacy, trust, and incentive management.

Requirements and proof-of-concepts complete. Consortium management structure in process. Demonstration systems in process. R1.0 beta software in design.

KansasCity.jpg Illuminating Smart Cities: Kansas City Runs on IoT Platform
Kansas City, MO (KCMO) and its partners have designed and implemented an IoT platform to develop a smart city network, starting with Kansas City’s streetcar starter line in their Downtown area. Based on this initial site, the team has will implement a model that would make Kansas City the largest smart city network in North America. It will be a city with a new IoT technology platform the is capable of improving particular aspects of city life – such as avoiding traffic jams, finding a parking spot, and getting a Wi-Fi connection at local venues.
Genoa.jpg Open platform for scalable and multi-domain IoT applications for smart cities
* To adopt FIWARE as a flexible framework to build multi domain Internet of Things applications.
  • To prove the easy replicability of a FIWARE based IoT application on preventing environmental disasters deployed in Genoa, in another IoT application on smart smart parking needed in Milan.
  • To prove the interoperability between an open platform deployed in Turin for implementing a waste management application and FIWARE.
Opengrid-feature.png OpenGrid
OpenGrid is an interactive, map-based platform for exploring open data sets in an easy-to-use, map-based interface. OpenGrid enables municipalities to offer residents, businesses, and communities a better way to interact with public data. Users can perform advanced queries to filter data as well as search within custom boundaries or based on the user's location.
SanLeandroDashboard.png Personalized Dashboard for the Residents
YoGov and the City of San Leandro partnered to create an Amazon-like dashboard for city residents, helping residents quickly and easily find services most relevant to them. The dashboard also promotes city services, events, and news that are important to the city.
ITESM.png Protecting user Data in the Smart City scenario
Data is exchanged intensively within a Smart City, the correct usage of such information is vital to provide a better service to the citizens. Protecting user’s details is the key of a broader adoption of any application with intense data exchange and exploitation.
UDCMilogo.png Saitama City Smart Community Project
SmartBeyoglu.png Smart Beyoğlu: Digital Recollection of Beyoğlu
Smart Beyoğlu is a mobile application project which provides fast access to all transactions related to the municipality and solutions for the citizens and business owners in Beyoğlu. Local and foreign tourists can get a lot of information such as details, location of business, hotels, restaurants etc., historical buildings and cultural events. It is a mobile app project that allows them to set up a network.
Smart-city-graphic.jpg Smart Cities Dashboard in the City of Bellevue WA
Install a pilot GIS-based visual dashboard to provide improvements in the following sectors:
  • Safety and security – provide greater coverage and more efficient deployment of emergency services
  • Transportation – provide better street lighting and traffic control
  • Operational efficiencies – improve efficiency of water distribution, energy efficiency in buildings, response times, and reduce costs
  • Interactive citizen engagement – keeping residents and tourists better informed
  • Improve communications and information sharing between departments
Smart City Vision Strategic Planning and Digital Transformation Methodology.png Smart City Vision Strategic Planning and Digital Transformation Methodology
* The Smart City methodology helps people imagine and learn about future state scenarios for their lives, businesses, and cities. The process produces clearly defined product solutions and projects they want to create, design, and implement.
  • The methodology can be used to introduce people who have little to no knowledge about Smart Cities and facilitate learning experiences that create and build well-versed leaders who can drive, manage, and support Smart City initiatives. Digital Transformation aspects will include key performance indicators and checkpoints to ensure teams remain on course until goals and future vision are realized.
  • We are submitting this methodology for consideration and use with the Education SuperCluster and Action Teams to help define what each group would like to create for the SuperCluster and how they want to interface with the existing SuperClusters to integrate and amplify existing knowledge within the GCTC.
Taipei Smart City Living Lab.png Taipei Smart City Living Lab
* Taipei has been transformed into a living lab through the efforts of public-private partnership. The matchmaking mechanism efficiently solves city problems and citizen demands, as well as instantly promoting government plans and integrating private resources. It is a much more positive and comprehensive approach, compared to the methods adopted by other cities, promoting their projects either in a top-down or bottom-up fashion.
  • Once this matching mechanism matures, Taiwan’s smart city industry will be in full motion and many solutions will be quickly copied by other international cities. At that point, Taipei will become a focal point for the smart city brand and best practice model.
TransitHub3.png Taoyuan Mobile Citizen Card
In respond to the needs of mobile payment and the popularization of mobile devices, Taoyuan City Government works with telecom companies and e-ticket companies to integrate the citizen card into the sim card of a mobile phone so that citizens are allowed to enjoy all the functions and service of a citizen card on their phone such as borrowing books, taking trains/metros/buses, renting Ubikes, purchasing at a convenience store, accumulating bonuses, etc., and getting special discounts at certain stores. Citizens are thus given more options in ways to use their citizen cards.
TaoyuanCitizenCard.png Taoyuan citizen card
In respond to the rapid growth of Taoyuan’s population, the upgrading of government service, the development of industries, and the popularization of urban infrastructure, the card intends to connect the government, businesses, and citizens and integrate service. Business resources are also integrated to create a win-win collaborative model for citizens, businesses, and the government.
UpSouth.jpg UPsouth
UPsouth a technology platform that supports Auckland Council connect with young citizens and empower them to become civic entrepreneurs. The Southern Initiative (TSI) is a place-based initiative in South Auckland, New Zealand, that aims to create a prosperous, resilient area where communities thrive. To deliver on its mission, TSI wanted a way to engage with young people in South Auckland. Itsnoon’s civic empowerment platform ‘UPsouth’ enabled young people, of Māori, Pasifika and other ethnic backgrounds, aged 15-24, generate thousands of thoughts, ideas and commentary on important local issues while earning micropayments for their contributions.
WiseTown.png WiseTown
W.I.S.E. Town stands for Web Information Streams Enhancer for your Town. The goal of this solution is to collect information from different streams to identify the issues that affect the city in several areas: urban renewal, garbage collection, public safety, transportation, social services and environmental problems. In addition, real time analysis is accessible by creating a “Situation Room” to manage city events or emergencies.