Monday, 5 December 2016

WCCD Foundation Report #10: Buenos Aires, Argentina

#DATAFORCITIES  is a weekly publication of the WCCD that highlights a data point from each of the WCCD Cities – and, more importantly, shows how each city is harnessing standardized data to build the sustainable, prosperous, smart, resilient and inclusive cities of tomorrow.

Every week – and starting with the WCCD Foundation Cities for the next twenty weeks - a WCCD City will be profiled  with a short, 3 page snapshot and promoted throughout the week with innovative visualisations across Twitter (#dataforcities), Facebook and LinkedIn

A fully downloadable and shareable PDF of the profile can be found here


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Previous reports can be found in the News and Updates section of the WCCD website





Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tbilisi, Georgia to become WCCD ISO 37120 certified

Joining the global ranks of the WCCD, Tbilisi, Georgia has committed to becoming WCCD ISO 37120 certified in the coming months. With the recent expansion of the WCCD in several Southeastern European cities, Tbilisi will become the first city in the Caucasus to join the growing global network of WCCD cities. The Georgian capital will also play host to an upcoming conference from December 7-9th, at which point the intention of the city to join the WCCD will be formalized. The 9th Tbilisi International Local Economic Development Forum will be attended by WCCD European Representative, Nico Tillie.

Tbilisi, Georgia 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

WCCD signs partnership with Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics and welcomes Eindhoven and Heerlen as WCCD ISO 37120 Platinum Certified Cities

November 28, 2016
Heerlen, The Netherlands

World Council on City Data (WCCD) President and CEO, Dr. Patricia McCarney is in the Netherlands this week, and has announced a new partnership between the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and the WCCD. According to Dr. McCarney: “As the world's cities are increasingly at the forefront of addressing major societal challenges like climate change, smart infrastructure, public safety and inclusive economic development, it becomes particularly important to have reliable and consistent data available to cities and their citizens at the local level. Both the WCCD and CBS believe in the fundamental societal importance of reliable and consistent data. That is why we are working together to build city level data across the Netherlands.”


CBS Director General Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi and WCCD President & CEO Patricia McCarney sign new
 partnership agreement in Heerlen, The Netherlands
The new partnership was announced at the launch of the new CBS Urban Data Centre and Dr. McCarney signed the partnership on stage with CBS Director General Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi. According to the CBS, the CBS Urban Data Center/Heerlen will map out the regional impact of national developments.

The new partnership is underpinned by three, general collaborative opportunities:


  • WCCD ISO 37120 Certification for Dutch Cities. The WCCD and CBS will work together to jointly support ISO Certification for Dutch Cities – building on the foundation of the four cities already certified. In addition to Heerlen and Eindhoven, both Amsterdam and Rotterdam are already WCCD ISO 37120 certified cities  this high calibre city data is important for both city leaders and their citizens as well as national leaders committed to building smart and globally integrated cities that will drive the economy of the Netherlands.
  • Facilitation of CBS data to support city-level WCCD Certification. In the Netherlands, 60 percent of the indicators in the ISO 37120 standard is data already collected and reported by CBS. This will rapidly facilitate Dutch cities achieving WCCD ISO 37120 certification.
  • Integration of WCCD Certification into the CBS Urban Data Centre model. Inclusion of WCCD ISO 37120 certification as a core component of the ‘CBS Urban Data Centre’ model for existing, planned, and future CBS Urban Data Centres.
In addition to the partnership announcement, Dr. McCarney also presented the cities of Eindhoven and Heerlen with WCCD ISO 37120 Platinum Certification.

WCCD President and CEO with city leaders from Heerlen and Eindohven

“It is a great pleasure to be here today with the city leaders of Eindhoven and Heerlen," stated Dr. McCarney. ”Both cities have shown tremendous dedication to creating a more sustainable, inclusive, resilient, smart and prosperous future. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Mayor Rob van Gijzel of Eindhoven and Mayor Ralf Krewinkel of Heerlen – as well as to their staff – for this profound commitment to the power of standardised urban data.”

Both certified as WCCD ISO 37120 Platinum Cities, Eindhoven and Heerlen each reported more than 90 of the 100 indicators within ISO 37120. Four Dutch cities are now WCCD ISO 37120 certified at either the Gold or Platinum level.

For more information, please contact:
James Patava (WCCD) - james.patava@globalcities.ca
+14169662368

Monday, 28 November 2016

WCCD Foundation Report #9: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

#DATAFORCITIES  is a weekly publication of the WCCD that highlights a data point from each of the WCCD Cities – and, more importantly, shows how each city is harnessing standardized data to build the sustainable, prosperous, smart, resilient and inclusive cities of tomorrow.

Every week – and starting with the WCCD Foundation Cities for the next twenty weeks - a WCCD City will be profiled  with a short, 3 page snapshot and promoted throughout the week with innovative visualisations across Twitter (#dataforcities), Facebook and LinkedIn

A fully downloadable and shareable PDF of the profile can be found here

Previous reports can be found in the News and Updates section of the WCCD website






Monday, 21 November 2016

WCCD Foundation Report #8: Amman, Jordan

#DATAFORCITIES  is a weekly publication of the WCCD that highlights a data point from each of the WCCD Cities – and, more importantly, shows how each city is harnessing standardized data to build the sustainable, prosperous, smart, resilient and inclusive cities of tomorrow.

Every week – and starting with the WCCD Foundation Cities for the next twenty weeks - a WCCD City will be profiled  with a short, 3 page snapshot and promoted throughout the week with innovative visualisations across Twitter (#dataforcities), Facebook and LinkedIn

A fully downloadable and shareable PDF of the profile can be found here

Previous reports can be found in the News and Updates section of the WCCD website




Monday, 14 November 2016

WCCD Foundation Report #7: Minna, Nigeria

#DATAFORCITIES  is a weekly publication of the WCCD that highlights a data point from each of the WCCD Cities – and, more importantly, shows how each city is harnessing standardized data to build the sustainable, prosperous, smart, resilient and inclusive cities of tomorrow.

Every week – and starting with the WCCD Foundation Cities for the next twenty weeks - a WCCD City will be profiled  with a short, 3 page snapshot and promoted throughout the week with innovative visualisations across Twitter (#dataforcities), Facebook and LinkedIn

A fully downloadable and shareable PDF of the profile can be found here

Previous reports can be found in the News and Updates section of the WCCD website




Tuesday, 8 November 2016

City of Surrey, British Columbia joins WCCD as an ISO 37120 Platinum Certified City

The WCCD is pleased to welcome the City of Surrey, British Columbia (Canada) as its latest ISO 37120 Platinum certified city.

WCCD President and CEO Dr. Patricia McCarney welcomed the city, highlighting its commitment to open date and sustainability.

“It is my pleasure to welcome the City of Surrey to the World Council on City Data as an ISO 37120 platinum certified city. In addition to being the fifth Canadian city certified, Surrey is also the first city certified in British Columbia and in fact, in western Canada. The dedication of Mayor Hepner, the Council and city staff to open, standardized and comparable city data will help to increase quality of life for all citizens while driving evidence based decision making and data driven solutions. The City of Surrey stands out in Canada and globally as a leader in working to create a more sustainable, resilient, inclusive and prosperous future for its residents.”  

For more information about the WCCD, or ISO 37210, please contact:
info@dataforcities.org
or - 416-966-2368.

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