Our readings last week on Smart Cities & Open Data

Here are some articles we thought were particularly interesting this week…

Smart Cities

Watch a seminar outlining the Australian Government’s $50m Smart Cities & Suburbs Program, hosted by Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Smart Communities  Association.

The Council of Europe releases a Manifesto  for engagement in inclusive Smart Cities: “The Action Cluster on Citizen Focus aims to explore ways to promote engagement of citizens and communities in the design and co-creation of solutions.”

Open Data

See Angus Taylor MP’s statement  on Australia adopting the Open Data Charter – an OGPAU  National Action Plan commitment Report from The European Data Portal highlights the barriers in working with open data, incl. technical, political & financial

Data_govt_nz have updated their open data portal, powered by CKAN. The site now has 4,749 datasets.

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Thanks for reading,

Alice Simpson-Young

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