New version of the report "Open Data, a tool for the development of Smart Cities"


Cities are increasingly concentrating a larger population. While large cities only occupy around 2% of the planet's land mass, currently half of humanity already lives in cities, 70% of the population in the case of Europe, and it is expected that, by the year By 2030, almost 60% of the world's population will reside in urban areas, consuming approximately 80% of the planet's resources.

Population growth will pose a great number of challenges in the sustainable and efficient management of cities. Transport, education, health care, waste management ... are just some of the areas that will be most affected and that can become an obstacle on the way to Smart Cities. In this global context, data is an essential resource and its openness and reuse are key to understanding what is happening in cities and making the appropriate decisions that guarantee the optimal management of Smart Cities.

Aware of the potential of Open Data, the Aporta Initiative has published a new version of its report “Open Data, a tool for the development of Smart Cities”. A document that addresses both the strategic aspects of Open Data for a local administration and the necessary components for the success of an initiative of this nature, all exemplified with real cases from different cities around the world. In this way, the reader can locate on the globe the most significant international initiatives that reuse public sector information to improve the quality of life of citizens.