Tuesday 23 August 2022

City of Doral Receives WCCD’s Triple Certification on Data for Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities

  (Please visit the following link to view the original release on the City of Doral's website)   

August 9, 2022

The World Council on City Data (WCCD) has awarded the City of Doral with the International Organization for Standardization’s newest (ISO) 37123 (Resilient Cities) certification. Beyond Doral’s most recent ISO 37120 certification (jointly received today), and last year’s ISO 37122 (Smart Cities) certification, Doral is the first city in the United States and Canada to achieve WCCD certification under all three standards within the WCCD administered ISO 37120 Series of Standards. This achievement further solidifies the City’s commitment to harnessing standardized city data to drive a citizen-focused approach to smart service delivery.

“This significant certification further confirms our status as an international model city that is focused on transparency and data-driven decision making that yields results, “said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. “By investing in these initiatives, we cultivate a safer more sustainable community for our residents and businesses.”

The City of Doral has been a long-standing World Council on City Data member, first obtaining ISO 37120 certification in 2017 and annually in subsequent years. The certification process was spearheaded by Doral’s Information Technology Department, with support from the City’s Planning & Zoning, City Clerk, Parks & Recreation and Finance departments, as well as Miami Dade County Fire, Environmental, Solid Waste, and Water and Sanitation. All of these entities played a key role in gathering the data for reporting, which was instrumental to the success of the certification process.

"On behalf of the WCCD, I am pleased to recognize Doral's most recent ISO 37120 and the WCCD'S newest ISO 37123 (Resilient Cities) certifications," stated the WCCD President and CEO, Dr. Patricia McCarney. "Having already received ISO 37122 (Smart Cities) certification last year, Doral has become one of only a handful of cities worldwide that have received WCCD certification under the entire ISO 37120 Series. Doral is also the first American city to achieve this important triple certification. This truly impressive accomplishment would not have been possible without Mayor Bermudez and Council's leadership and the dedicated, data-driven City staff. I look forward to our continued work, exploring how we can use Doral's year-over-year data trends to support the City as a data-driven community while driving forward Doral's continued prosperity and success."

About the WCCD
The World Council on City Data (WCCD) was founded in 2014. It exists to help cities and communities of all sizes globally embrace ISO standardized, independently verified, and globally comparable city data to make data driven decisions. The WCCD team of professionals has led the development and implementation of three international standards on city data that have been published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva – now globally recognized as the ISO 37120 Series on City Data. The ISO 37120 Series includes: ISO 37120 - Indicators for Sustainable Cities, ISO 37122 - Indicators for Smart Cities, and ISO 37123 - Indicators for Resilient Cities. WCCD is now working with 100 cities in over 40 countries, helping these cities to become certified under the ISO 3712- Series on City Data.

Tuesday 2 August 2022

County of Brant receives WCCD Platinum Certification for the Third Consecutive Year

  (Please visit the following link to view the original release on the County of Brant's website)   

August 2, 2022

The County of Brant is thrilled to receive the ISO 37120 Platinum-level certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD) for the third consecutive year.

With three years of data and the County's commitment to continuing its work with the WCCD, the County of Brant is now poised to begin examining trends that have emerged, in addition to being able to benchmark with over 30 Canadian cities, and 100 cities globally. The certification also serves as a critical tool to continue driving forward strategic priorities such as infrastructure investment.

“The County of Brant is honoured to be awarded the highest level of WCCD ISO 37120 certification for the third consecutive year,” said Mayor David Bailey. “This tool allows the County to assess and build a more livable, resilient and vibrant community. We are proud to join a distinct list of world cities who have achieved this certification which supports sound decision making.”

A few highlights from the WCCD’s ISO 37120 Certified data include:

  • Brant leads in WCCD's Canadian and global network with 250 kilometres of bicycle paths and lanes per 100,000 population
  • Brant has recorded an annual decrease in crimes against property every year since 2018
  • Brant continues to observe an annual increase in the Percentage of Persons in Full-Time Employment

ISO 37120 is the first ISO standard developed especially for municipalities. It contains 104 indicators across 19 themes, and measures County services and quality of life using a common international standard.

“On behalf of the WCCD, it is a pleasure to congratulate the Country of Brant on its third consecutive WCCD ISO 37120 Certification at the highest Platinum level. As an active and prominent participant in WCCD’s Canadian and Global Network, the County of Brant stands out as a leader in harnessing high-caliber data to create a more prosperous, resilient, sustainable, inclusive and smart future for its residents and visitors,” said Dr. Patricia McCarney, WCCD President and CEO. “As the WCCD continues its work with the County of Brant, I look forward to exploring how this three-year trend of data continuity can be put to work in supporting Brant as a data-driven community. Our next three years of work together will continue to drive crucial insights for the County of Brant.”

The County of Brant originally joined the WCCD Canadian and Global Network of over 100 cities as part of the Data for Canadian Cities Pilot Project, supported by the Federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities. This certification marks the third and final year of this initial project.