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Integrated Infrastructures and Processes

Introduction

Sharing data across city services and stakeholders, and multi-purposing city assets, in order to achieve desired outcomes, is highly contemporary, absolutely essential, and frustratingly challenging.  With the continued rapid advancement of technologies, these opportunities and challenges will endure.

Many city infrastructures are ageing; budgets to replace them are stretched; they are procured and managed in ‘silos’. Yet the potential for cities and their customers through new joined-up approaches, exploiting modern technologies is substantial.

Description

Our action cluster initiatives seek to provide the insights, tools, proof points, and learning to help cities of all sizes across Europe overcome the barriers and tap into the value on offer. To develop once, share and use/tailor multiple times; rather than start every journey individually from first principles.

Achievement will require sustained commitment from multiple parties, and the Smart Cities Marketplace provides a platform for precisely that.

The Action Cluster includes four initiatives:

  1. The “Urban Data Platform” initiative seeks to accelerate the adoption of common open urban data platforms and ensure that “300 million European citizens are served by cities with competent urban data platforms, by 2025”. Initiative oversight is provided by Graham Colclough, Albert Engels, Bart De Lathouwer, Lutz Heuser, Marcel van Oosterhout, and Alanus von Radecki
  2. “Geospatial Cities”, led by Grazia Fiore, Eurisy, aims to raise awareness of the step-change potential that geospatial data and services offers cities, and advocate for the further development of services tailored to cities’ needs; that are adapted to the operational processes of public administrations, SMEs and NGOs operating in cities. 
  3. Small Giants” offers access to action-focused thematic networks by which very practical solutions can be developed tailored to the common needs of smaller cities – where most of us actually live. This is led by Trevor Gibson and Graham Colclough.
  4. The “Humble Lamppost” initiative, led by Graham Colclough and Hans Nouwens, seeks to upgrade 10 Million lampposts across EU cities. To achieve this, the initiative takes an open component-based approach to package the solution, focusing on what is functionally common for all cities.

Recent developments and achievements

Over the last year, several activities have taken place:

  1. Engagement of Smaller EU Cities
  • The Small Giants held an online kick-off workshop on 1st June 2021 addressing challenges and needs for “Digital Responsiveness and Transformation”. This being one of a half dozen or so common themes that emerged from a survey of the smaller cities community. This resulted in a handful of very practical actions.
  • Similar workshops will be held for the other priority themes.
  1. Publication of the Humble Lamppost & COVID White Paper
  • This 20p paper captures case studies from 6 cities worldwide on if and how they are using their network of street lighting to help Covid response and recovery.
  • A few cities have implemented the necessary smart lamppost technologies and have piloted and proven the benefits of this to address Covid-related concerns (e.g. for crowd control). A significant number of cities have the equipment in place, however have not as yet exploited it to address Covid response needs. And the vast majority of the market has the opportunity to benefit from both a very bankable upgrade project, and at the same time, investment in smart services that will improve the safety and confidence of citizens.
  • For further information access the report here (LINK):
  1. Alignment of Geospatial Cities with the GEO 4th Priority on Resilience of Urban and Human Settlements
  • GEO, an international member state and industry association that has launched their 4th priority on Resilience of Urban and Human Settlements, is working with the Geospatial initiative to capture practical use cases that can demonstrate the benefits of earth observation data for the initial use case that include Urban Heat Island, City Greening, and Air Quality. This will help address the awareness gap in cities.
  1. Launch of the Urban Data Platform Survey
  • More than 100 respondents from EU cities (many of which are members of the smart cities ‘Lighthouse’ community) engaged in this third UDP survey, which uncovered the state-of-play of UDPs in EU cities.
  • For insights from the survey see report here (LINK):

Contact  

Get in contact with the Integrated Infrastructures & Processes Action Cluster at integratedinfrastructures@eu-smartcities.eu

Geospatial Cities

Action cluster

Integrated Infrastructures and Processes

Active Members

25

Live documents

2

Humble Lamppost

Action cluster

Integrated Infrastructures and Processes

Active Members

50

Live documents

17

Small Giants

Action cluster

Integrated Infrastructures and Processes

Active Members

25

Live documents

3

Urban Data Platform

Action cluster

Integrated Infrastructures and Processes

Active Members

200

Live documents

17

Management

Graham Colclough
Chair

Documents

Updated action plan | Urban Platform
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Analysing the potential for wide scale roll out of integrated Smart Cities and Communities solutions
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(9.57 MB - PDF)
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80 Best Practices - Analysing the potential for wide scale roll out of integrated Smart Cities and Communities solutions
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(9.17 MB - PDF)
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Finland case
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(759.75 KB - PDF)
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Urban Data Platforms | Demand-Side Letter of Intent
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(395.87 KB - PDF)
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Urban Data Platforms | Supply-Side Memorandum of Understanding
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(541.16 KB - PDF)
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Urban Data Platforms | Leadership Guide
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(196.93 KB - PDF)
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Urban Data Platforms | Management Framework
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(1.29 MB - PDF)
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EIP_RequirementsSpecificationGLA_ V2-5.pdf
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(2.41 MB - PDF)
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Urban Data Platforms | Supply-Side Memorandum of Understanding (Sign-up form)
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(62.13 KB - DOCX)
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Urban Data Platforms | Who signed the Demand-Side Letter of Intent?
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(281.91 KB - PDF)
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Urban Data Platforms | Who signed the Supply-Side Memorandum of Understanding?
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(303.51 KB - PDF)
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Urban Data Platforms | Demand-Side Letter of Intent (Sign up form)
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(62.17 KB - DOCX)
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Urban Data Platforms | Standards
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(1.7 MB - PDF)
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Urban Platform Infographic
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(710.82 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Infographic
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(703.94 KB - PDF)
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Deep Retrofitting Infographic
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(725.84 KB - PDF)
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AC Meeting Agenda - June 2017
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(146.64 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Leadership Guide
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(1.38 MB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Initiative Overview
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(617.2 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Management Framework
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(464.58 KB - PDF)
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Integrated Infrastructure & Process Workshop | Graham Colclough | AC Meeting June 2017
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(3.05 MB - PDF)
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Integrated Infrastructure & Processes Workshop Document | AC Meeting June 2017
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(736 KB - PDF)
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Horizon 2020 Work Programme for R&I 2018-2020
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(1.87 MB - PDF)
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Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy System
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(2.99 MB - PPTX)
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Call for H2020 Lighthouse Projects - Smart Cities and Communities 2018
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(559.72 KB - PDF)
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EIP GA Brfast Capture_T9 e T11.compressed.pdf
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(1.06 MB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost | 7-points action plan
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(542.83 KB - PDF)
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General Assembly 2017 | Full Report (excluding Breakfast Sessions)
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(683.12 KB - PDF)
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Urban Data Platform - General Assembly 2017 Breakfast Outcome
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(1.03 MB - PDF)
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The Humble Lamppost - General Assembly 2017 Breakfast Outcome
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(890.61 KB - PDF)
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Integrated Infrastructure & Processes Knowledge Wall Presentation
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(1.07 MB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Meeting Minutes – 10/02/17 | Integrated Infrastructure & Processes
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(494.52 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Meeting Minutes – 10/03/17 | Integrated Infrastructure & Processes
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(222.29 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Meeting Minutes – 17/03/17 | Integrated Infrastructure & Processes
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(515.9 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Meeting Minutes – 30/03/17 | Integrated Infrastructure & Processes
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(472.54 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Meeting Minutes – 27/04/17 | Integrated Infrastructure & Processes
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(494.95 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Meeting Minutes – 24/05/17 | Integrated Infrastructure & Processes
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(382.17 KB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Survey Insight Paper
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(1.17 MB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Brochure
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(8.01 MB - PDF)
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Humble Lamppost Infographic
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(286.54 KB - PDF)
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EIP- SCC General Assembly ‘Shape’ Table Discussions: Urban Data Platform (UDP)
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(539.96 KB - PDF)
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EIP- SCC General Assembly ‘Shape’ Table Discussions: Humble Lamppost (HLpost)
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(581.05 KB - PDF)
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EIP SCC Small Giants Shape Session June 18 (2).pdf
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(763.45 KB - PDF)
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EIP- SCC General Assembly ‘Shape’ Table Discussions: Space for Cities (SFC)
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(533.76 KB - PDF)
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General Assembly 2018 Report
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(2 MB - PDF)
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Briefing Slides for the Action Cluster Initiatives Workshop - 25 Sept 2019
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(1.71 MB - PDF)
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10 Recommendations to Help Policymakers Implement Car Sharing in Europe
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(518.37 KB - PDF)
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Space for cities: from innovation to operation
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(1.14 MB - PDF)
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