Smart Policies for People-Centric European Cities and Communities

Smart Policies for People-Centric European Cities and Communities

This IDC Perspective provides an overview of eight macro policy areas that European city and community leaders should consider integrating into their smart city policies to drive a people-centric approach to technological innovation. "Smart city policies and strategies should be designed to enable a value-based and people-centric approach to technological innovation which prioritizes quality of life, sustainability, and prosperity," said Louisa Barker, Research Manager, IDC Government Insights.

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Eight Key Smart Policy Areas
Key Principles
Establish a Quality-of-Service Charter
Openness and Participation
Digital Enablers
Good Practices
High-Value Industries
Key Principles
Empower an Economic Development Authority to Promote Innovation and Hi-Tech Exports
Put in Place Tax Rebates, Grants, and Subsidy Programs to Incentivize Innovation
Fund the Creation of Economic Development Zones to Favor the Clustering of Innovators
Access to Knowledge and Protection of Intellectual Property
Good Practices
Talent Development
Key Principles
Academic and Adult Learning
Talent Pipeline
Internship Programs
Public Sector Skills Development
Good Practices
Natural and Built Environment Sustainability
Key Principles
Foster Competition in Power Grids and Communication Networks
Prompt Usage of Digital Twins and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Include the Public in the Planning of Urban Spaces and the Built Environment
Allow Reuse of Physical Infrastructure
Facilitate the Repurposing of Urban Spaces
Net Zero
Innovative Financing
Good Practices
Security, Safety, and Resilience
Key Principles
Establish a Cross-Industry City Cybersecurity Center
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Planning
Health and Safety
Privacy/Data Protection
Regulate the Usage of Cloud Services
Good Practices
Data as a Strategic Asset
Key Principles
Open Data
Data Interoperability Standards
Data Sharing
Digital Rights
Data Science Skills
Good Practices
Ecosystem Collaboration
Key Principles
Pre-Competitive Collaboration
Promote the Usage of Open Standards Through Public Procurement
Regulate the Applicability of Public-Private Collaboration (PPC)
Smart City Ecosystem Vehicle
Good Practices
Measuring and Driving Impact
Key Principles
Benefits Realization
Scenario Planning
Participatory Budgeting
Good Practices
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