A smart city is about people
Technology and data play a major role in the development and management of the city. Route planners, weather information, reporting problems in public spaces, a pass for the waste container, lighting that turns on when you cycle past or a map that shows heat islands in the city. These are just a small selection of the examples with which smart cities can respond more efficiently to their social and spatial tasks. And that help to make the city more liveable and sustainable.
A smart city is dynamic and responds to the influences and behavior of people and nature. It is the connection of the physical infrastructure in the public space with modern information technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). To make the most of the many possibilities, a good foundation is needed with a secure and integrated digital infrastructure and an "Open Urban Platform".
There are many reference architectures, standards and solutions available within the European Union for such an Open Urban Platform. Interoperability is central to this. WeCity knows these EU initiatives and has applied the principles in its own open, federated platform.
Data and technology are tools to solve urban issues. The need or task must be central. Subsequently, data sources, sensors, an open urban platform and the digital infrastructure can support the realization of smart solutions. WeCity offers in its Catalog solutions that contribute to a smart city. We set requirements for the technology itself, but also for access to data. We can help, together with our partners, to find the right solution and to make objectives measurable and transparent. WeCity is always looking for collaboration with parties that can also provide part of the solution. Because we make a smart city together!
Do you want to make better use of the possibilities in your city? Please contact us. We are happy to help you create a tailor-made approach for your organization.