SCCANZ hails smart city milestone
The Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) has welcomed the release of updated International Standards Organisation (ISO) guidelines for smart cities and communities as an “important milestone” in efforts to develop grounded smart city strategies.
The ISO 37106 standard for sustainable cities and communities provides guidance on establishing smart city operating models that are open, collaborative, citizen centric and digitally enabled.
The new standard, published in July, serves as an update to the first set of internationally standardised city indicators first developed in 2014.
While ISO 37106 provides guidance covering specific areas of city operations including transport, IT, energy and water, it is mainly focused on addressing how cities can unite these elements with a city-wide strategic approach to the use of smart data and technologies.
“As the smart cities agenda gathers pace, and deployment of solutions increases, it is critically important that we have a grounded strategy around investment in smart cities technology,” SCCANZ Executive Director Adam Beck said.
He said international standards serve as tools to help individual organisations, regions and nations facilitate smart city transformations.
“The release of ISO 37106 is an important milestone in our collective smart cities journey, and SCC continues to embrace these important guidance documents and aligns our readiness program (including our Readiness Workshops) with them,” Beck said.
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