Gartner Research

Choosing the Right Execution Strategy for Smart City Planning

Published: 14 October 2014

ID: G00265499

Analyst(s): Nagayoshi Nakano, Bettina Tratz-Ryan


Smart cities around the world start with an urban plan that clearly states the key objectives and measurements of citizen impact. City CIOs, CDOs and urban infrastructure planners need to weigh the benefits of a broad execution plan versus a pragmatic approach with easily achievable initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Overview
  • Smart Cities in Spain Are Opening Their Data
  • Spain Is an Innovative Hub for Cool Vendors
  • Urban Planning and Technology: Where to Start?

Impacts and Recommendations

  • By building a well-governed engagement model for their smart city vision, city CIOs working with CDOs and urban planners can develop measurements of business impact and citizen inclusion, and thus turn their smart city vision into a successful implementation
  • The ecosystem in which CIOs working together with CDOs and urban planners work to configure a smart city framework is immense, and so they need to drive interoperability between use cases, technology and peripherals/the IoT
  • When CIOs working together with CDOs and urban planners define smart city initiatives as holistic formulas of technology enablement and citizen services, they can increase citizen satisfaction and reduce operating costs

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