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The power of data to inform smart city investments

World Council on City Data

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How can you evaluate the benefit of smart city investments?


Cities around the world are recognizing the value of standardized city data to inform infrastructure investment and decision making. One key area for cities is smart and connected public lighting. Combining high-efficiency lighting with connected system management can deliver energy savings of up to 80%. 


The recent report by the World Council on City Data (WCCD) and Philips Lighting provides a measurement framework that can monitor and evaluate city-level benefits from smart and connected lighting investments. Cities can use this data to build an investment case, secure citizen support, and support city-to-city learning.


Learn more about the report and its application in building smart and sustainable cities of the future.

In the report:


  • Quantifying benefits of smart city solutions
  • Evaluating future investments using certified city data
  • Tracking the impact of investments over time

About WCCD

The Toronto-based WCCD hosts a network of innovative cities committed to improving services and quality of life with open city data and provides a consistent and comprehensive platform for standardized urban metrics. The WCCD is a global hub for creative learning partnerships across cities, international organizations, corporate partners, and academia to further innovation, envision alternative futures, and build better and more livable cities.



In the report, learn about the WCCD framework and its recent applications.



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