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.


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