I spent three years managing the Smart Cities Academic Network, which was set up to provide support to the Smart Cities Project. This case study summarises the SCAN approach and identifies the key outcomes.
Smart Cities prioritised improving customer services, adopting user profiling in service design/deliver, and exploring the potential of wireless services.
The project used a combination of co-design, targeted academic research, and mainstreaming/public engagement approaches to deliver high-impact and high-profile results that were used to make cities smarter across Europe.
The Smart Cities project brought together local authorities and academic partners from 13 cities in the North Sea region to develop and deliver better, more customer-focused electronic services. This booklet is a whistle-stop tour of the main findings and conclusions
Cities are working hard to become more customer-driven, and to change how they deliver services to respond better to their customers’ demands. This guide is an introduction to creating a customer contact centre, part of a broader shift in channel and service delivery strategies.
Customer Profiling and Customer Insight are key tools for cities to use to deliver better, more targeted and more effective services. This guide explains how to use these techniques.
E-government requires e-services, delivered by automated business processes and supported by information and communication technologies (ICT). The design and delivery of these services can be clarified and supported by using business architectures, information systems architectures, and technology architectures – along with the design and organisational processes used to produce these frameworks.
The Common Process Model has been developed to help you identify, measure and improve the performance of business processes.
My City Online – Case Studies And Strategies For Website Development From Smart Cities – A Smart Cities Resource
8 case studies on how cities in northern Europe have developed their web sites, plus a comprehensive overview of different approaches to city website development.
Geographical Information Systems can be used by cities in a range of ways to deliver smarter services – these are the key lessons from the Smart Cities Project.
The Smart Cities Academic Network developed a systemic, accessible approach to knowledge production and dissemination that was designed to accelerate the development of e-services and e-government in Europe.
Six things that I think will shape what the city of the future will look like: the shape of the city today, energy & efficiency, place and space, retailing, neighbourhoods and authenticity.
In my experience the key thing delaying the start of research projects is staff availability – whether you have access to the people you need, or if you need to recruit and how ready to recruit you (and your organisation) are.