Autonomous City Management with Urban Analytics – Hype or Reality?

Imagine this scenario – It’s a little after 2 pm and there is a major music concert happening later in the evening with large crowds expected to gather at the venue and surrounding downtown areas of the city. As the event draws closer, the city manager is in the city operations control center viewing the action on a large dashboard screen. He observes traffic density growing on the main roads leading into the city center that could cause congestion and traffic snarls.
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Open Data, Data Science and Benefits For Government Operations

The government, through legitimate processes, collects a substantial amount of data about people, properties, licenses, crimes, public health and a wide variety of other entities. With the onset of IoT and increasing digitalization of government processes, almost everything can be measured, monitored and networked. Such data from different sources can be combined and “mashed up to produce new insights and new businesses.

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