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Thematic Lessons Learned

Urban Data Platforms

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Technological

  • ‘We are unique’ syndrome: yes and no. Doing it yourself is a costly option. Look for
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Urban Data Platforms

Urban data governance

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Technological

  • Integration and migration of data from older and different datasets and interoperability between datasets
  • Development of
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Urban Data Governance

Smart lighting systems and lampposts

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Technological

  • Maintenance costs are high, especially in small projects
  • New lighting systems save energy but might
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Smart Lighting Systems & Lampposts

Low energy retrofitting

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Technological

  • Retrofitting very old buildings
  • Assuring desired end results with regard to increased comfort and realized energy
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Low Energy Retrofitting

Last Mile Delivery (Urban Delivery Systems)

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Social & behavioral

  • Lack of interest of key actors (e-commerce) and local players

Finance & business model...

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Last Mile Delivery (Urban Delivery System)

Innovative procurement of smart city solutions

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Social & behavioural

  • Incentivising stakeholders
  • Convincing politicians and decision makers
  • Convince [Who?] to go for an innovative
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Innovative Procurement of Smart City Solutions

E-buses & Charging Infrastructure

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Technological

  • Maintenance and repairing not yet available at the same quality as with ICE (Internal Combustion Engine)
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E-buses & Charging Infrastructure

Citizen Engagement

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Technological

  • Imperfect or inaccurate data quality

Social & behavioural

  • Getting citizens engaged in issues they don’t know
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Citizen engagement

Bike sharing systems

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Social & behavioural

  • Convincing people using a car to use the bike sharing system
  • Citizen involvement
  • Lack
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Bike Sharing Systems

Integrated infrastructure

ENABLERS

Organizational, structural and governance aspects

Cities must demonstrate foresight

Local political leadership

Legal aspects

Municipalities can work on specific...

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Integrated infrastructure

Low Energy Districts

ENABLERS

Organizational, structural and governance aspects

Engage with political leaders in a systematic way

New tools for cities to more...

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Low Energy Districts

Renewable energy and energy storage

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Technological

  • Electricity net capacity insufficient to cope with more data centres

Social & behavioural

  • Public opinion on
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Renewable Energy and Energy Storage

Sustainable energy management systems

Challenges/ Barriers facing

Technological

  • Lack of DSO certified meters on the market
  • Infrastructure not suitable for PV

Social & behavioural...

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Sustainable energy management systems

Urban mobility

ENABLERS

Organizational, structural and governance aspects

Political commitment .

City departments and public transport operators (city and regional level) commitment...

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Urban Mobility

Citizen Engagement

ENABLERS

Organizational, structural and governance aspects

Relying on existing strategies and infrastructure

Leadership and ownership:

  • Municipal owned companies/Urban renewal offices
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Citizen engagement