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EPIC Smart City Roadmap
In recent years, the concept of ‘smart city’ has been widely used by cities and commercial organisations to communicate and promote different types of initiatives or solutions in a city context. Especially in the policy arena, the concept of ‘smart city’ has been quite fashionable. As a result, there are various definitions for what a smart city is or which characteristics define a city as being ‘smart’.
For smart cities, the main focus seems to be on the role of ICT infrastructure, although much research has also been carried out on the role of human capital/education, social and relational capital and environmental interest as important drivers of urban growth. An important focus will be on combining institutional, human and technology enablers in key domains for forward-looking and sustainable urban development.
The EPIC Smart City Roadmap presents a concrete and useful roadmap for cities and city administrations in their journey towards a smart city and the implementation of smart city solutions using the European Platform for Intelligent Cities (EPIC). The roadmap cointains mulitple steps, starting from defining a strategy for smart city development to the design and implementation of smart city services using this cloud platform and service catalogue. It helps to understand the potential value of leveraging cloud computing for delivering smart city services, in support of city administrations, citizens and businesses. The roadmap has been developed in close interaction with the EPIC stakeholders, ensuring the roadmap is lean, to-the-point and usable and addresses the right supporting requirements throughout any end-to-end implementation.
For more information on the EPIC roadmap, you can access key document D6.3 Smart City Roadmap. For further background information, please see D6.1 Roadmap Development Strategy and D6.2 Stakeholder Data Repository and PM Framework for Cities . The EPIC Smart City Roadmap - White Paper can be accessed here.
EPIC is supported and partly funded by the European Commission